POLITICS AS USUAL— By Phil Kent

 

      Another Ga. nuclear plant?

Georgians enjoy some of the lowest electricity rates in the nation in no small measure to nuclear power and, specifically, because of the clean nuclear power generated by Plant Vogtle near Augusta.

Atlanta-based Southern Company and its partners are in the midst of a $14 billion project building two additional Vogtle reactors–  a first for our country since the 1980s. Southern CEO Tom Fanning was recently asked if his utility would construct another nuclear plant and his answer to Wall Street Journal interviewer Kim Strassel is both instructive and insightful: “We would consider building one.”  He also noted good news: “We thought it (building the new units) would increase rates by 12 percent. We now believe it will be between 6 and 8 percent.” All of this signals a positive nuclear future which helps the country achieve energy independence. The big question: If Southern makes a decision, would a new nuclear plant be located in Georgia? 

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