Just like South Carolina, a complaint has been filed in Georgia over Westinghouse’s decision not to use licensed engineers to oversee and approve the designs for two unfinished nuclear reactors. Nuclear Watch South, an anti-nuclear group, filed a formal complaint with the Georgia Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors earlier this week, as state regulators continue to discuss whether construction on two reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta should be finished. The group asked the state regulatory board to determine whether Westinghouse and Georgia Power violated state law by allowing construction drawings for the reactors at Vogtle to be used without being vetted and signed by professional engineers.
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In a fresh crackdown against drones, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a notice barring UAV flights near the Department of Energy’s nuclear research facilities. The ban, issued on 18 December, will come into effect after 10 days and restrict drone operations over 7 DOE sites that include Hanford, a mostly decommissioned nuclear production complex in Washington, and Pantex, America’s primary nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility in Texas.
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