The only nuclear power plant under construction in the U.S. is facing stiff headwinds, as two minority owners are mulling whether to pull out of the $28 billion project led by Southern Co. Vogtle’s primary municipal co-owners, Oglethorpe Power Corp. and Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, are scheduled to vote Monday whether to move forward with construction on the Vogtle plant in Georgia after Southern’s Georgia Power utility disclosed in August that costs had increased by $2.3 billion. As the vote looms, a Florida utility is suing to get out of a contract to buy electricity from the plant. Georgia lawmakers, meanwhile, called this week for a price cap on the project.
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Some activists are saying that radioactive waste stored at two closed nuclear power plants should not be moved to “centralized interim storage sites” in New Mexico or Texas. The anti-nuclear Citizens Awareness Network made a swing through Greenfield last week with a demonstration, including musicians, speakers, and a full-sized mockup of a nuclear waste can being pulled by a hearse, reports the Greenfield Recorder.
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