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In this June 13, 2014, file photo, construction continues on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Georgia. An analyst for the Public Service Commission, Steven Roetger, said the timeline for finishing two nuclear reactors at Pl
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Atlanta-based Southern Company has two high-profile, multibillion-dollar projects that are running into issues.

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Georgia Power is looking at the future of its nuclear power plant expansion near Augusta. Plant Vogtle is behind schedule and over budget, and the lead contractor building it went bankrupt earlier this year.

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Researchers are starting an environmental monitoring program in the Georgia community of Shell Bluff. 

The community is south of Augusta on the Savannah River, near a nuclear power plant and a federal nuclear facility. Some residents are worried about the potential for contamination.

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A state regulator wants Georgia Power to stop charging its customers for a nuclear power expansion project. But the idea is on hold for now.

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Georgia Power is analyzing the future of its two new nuclear power units at Plant Vogtle, since the lead contractor declared bankruptcy earlier this year.

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A state utility regulator wants to ask Georgia Power to stop charging customers for its nuclear power plant expansion. It’s an idea that probably won’t go far, but comes as Georgia Power considers the future of the project.  

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