OSHA certified a “continuing pattern of retaliatory treatment”
at Kemper “clean” Coal after an employee
alerted Southern Company of alleged fraud: SO fired him, refused to hire him back and now he’s suing.
Plant “new nukes” Vogtle also had
impossible projections from the start and is even later and more overbudget,
while anybody from GA-PSC to Georgia EMCs to the Florida PSC
or even PowerSouth in Alabama could bring it down.
Somebody put Plant Vogtle out of its misery so we can get on with solar power
in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and everywhere else.
Two new cooling towers and construction cranes mark the work sites for nuclear reactors 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle in east Georgia. The project is currently $3.6 billion over budget and almost four years behind the original schedule. JOHNNY EDWARDS / JREDWARDS@AJC.COM, in
Plant Vogtle: Georgia’s nuclear ‘renaissance’ now a financial quagmire by Russell Grantham and Johnny Edwards, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 19 May 2017.
Georgia Power’s Plant Scherer is #1 among the U.S. dirtiest power plants.
But FPL owns most of one of the four units there,
dirtying Georgia’s air for Florida’s power.
The same FPL that wants the fracked methane Sabal Trail pipeline
through Georgia, destroying Georgia’s environment.
It’s time for Georgia to say no to destroying Georgia’s environment
for a company in another state.
If you think of nuclear reactors as something far away,
or as much safer than Fukushima,
you’re in for a surprise.
The most notorious reactors are the ones not yet built,
units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle near Augusta and their
famous financial boondoggle.
But others are closer, older, and more numerous than you may know.
Here’s a map by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
That map’s not clickable, so here’s a table,
selected from an
by distance from Valdosta:
Distance from Valdosta
Hatch 1 & 2*
11 miles N of Baxley, GA
Farley 1 & 2
18 miles SE of Dothan, AL
Crystal River 3
80 miles N of Tampa, FL
Vogtle 1 & 2
26 miles SE of Augusta, GA
26 miles NW of Columbia, SC
Saint Lucie 1 & 2
10 miles SE of Ft. Pierce, FL
30 miles W of Greenville, SC
26 miles NW of Florence, SC
Sequoya 1 & 2
16 miles NE of Chattanooga, TN
Catawba 1 & 2
18 miles S of Charlotte, NC
McGuire 1 & 2
17 miles N of Charlotte, NC
Browns Ferry 1,2,3*
32 miles W of Huntsville, AL
Turkey Point 3 & 4
20 miles S of Miami, FL
Brunswick 1 & 2*
40 miles S of Wilmington, NC
25 miles W of New Orleans, LA
Shearon Harris 1
20 miles SW of Raleigh, NC
* GE Mark I;
Duke: Duke Energy Power Company, LLC;
Entergy: Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.;
FPL: Florida Power & Light Co.;
PGN: Progress Energy;
SCEG: South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.;
SNOC: Southern Nuclear Operating Company;
TVA: Tennessee Valley Authority