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NRC Clears Southern Co. New Nuclear Reactor

By Ryan Tracy Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Southern Co.'s (SO) application for the first new U.S. nuclear reactor in decades received the blessing of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday, clearing a regulatory hurdle in the company's quest to lead a new wave of reactor construction. As expected, a majority of the five NRC members said Thursday they favored the proposal to build two new reactors at its Vogtle site in Georgia. The NRC's staff still have to complete a final administrative review before the license is issued, but that is expected to happen soon. NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko was the lone dissenting vote against issuing the license. He favored a requirement that "safety enhancements" as a result of meltdowns last year at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant be made at the Vogtle plant. "I cannot support issuing this license as if Fukushima had never happened," Jaczko said at an NRC meeting Thursday. -By Ryan Tracy, Dow Jones Newswires; 202-862-9245; [email protected]

Stock News for Southern (SO)
DateTimeHeadline
01/13/201715:33:00Southern Company announces quarterly dividend
01/13/201714:13:00MLK Day of Service is A Day On, Not Off for Georgia Power
01/13/201712:50:00Southern Nuclear names new site vice president at Plant Farley
01/11/201710:51:00Alabama Power Dividends Declared
01/10/201710:34:12Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
01/09/201709:00:00Southern Company subsidiary acquires additional wind facility...
01/07/201719:40:00Georgia Power restores power to 98+ percent of customers impacted...
01/07/201712:41:00Georgia Power restores power to 50,000+ customers following Winter...
01/06/201716:29:29Current Report Filing (8-k)
01/05/201712:18:30Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II Acquires Class “A” Com...
01/04/201710:06:11Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
01/04/201710:05:44Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
01/04/201710:05:18Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
01/04/201710:04:51Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
01/04/201710:03:04Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
01/04/201710:02:37Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
01/04/201709:54:04Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
01/04/201709:53:36Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
01/04/201709:52:43Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
01/04/201709:52:16Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)

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