Plant Vogtle Reactors Reach 10 Million Work Hours
By Stephanie Newton
October 11, 2012
Just a few short months ago in February, the construction of two nuclear energy reactors was approved for the first time in 33 years right here in our home state of Georgia. And just this week, the two new reactors – Vogtle 3 and 4 – hit the 10 million mark for hours worked. Congressman Westmoreland wants to congratulate everyone involved and especially congratulate those who worked so hard to bring these new reactors to Georgia.
This project is not only a huge accomplishment for Georgia, but also for our nation’s energy independence. Southern Company’s two nuclear plants will each generate enough energy to power one million homes with the safest and most cost-effective, clean electricity source. Congressman Westmoreland is proud that with the construction of these two plants, Georgia is leading the way in creating clean, emission-free power, while also creating as many as 25,000 jobs for Georgians. Our entire office look forward to monitoring the progress of these two new reactors as they move towards getting online.
Stephanie Newton is Congressman Westmoreland’s legislative assistant who handles energy issues.