Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Reactors won’t be rolling on the river

The Savannah River will not be used for transporting new reactor components to Plant Vogtle for the construction of units 3 and 4. Instead, Southern Company officials said railroad has become the most viable option.

The decision to move nuclear reactor components by railroad was made by the Westinghouse/Shaw Consortium, which is under contract to design and construct the new units. Southern Company was notified of the decision in January, according to spokesperson Beth Thomas

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