Enviros Sue NRC To Block New Southern Co. Reactors

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 8:03 PM EST) -- A group of environmental organizations sued Thursday in the D.C. Circuit to block Southern Co.'s plans to build two new reactors at a Georgia nuclear power plant, saying the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission authorized the $14 billion project last week without considering lessons learned from last year's Fukushima disaster.

The organizations asked the D.C. Circuit to order the NRC to prepare a new environmental impact statement for the two 1,100-megawatt reactors proposed for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in eastern Georgia, outlining how the reactors will...
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