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How the Vogtle Nuclear Expansion’s Costs Escalated

The project to expand the two-unit Plant Vogtle nuclear power station in Georgia with two new AP1000 reactors has suffered debilitating delays and mounting costs. The project is owned by four…


Plagued by Faulty Materials, Industry Upheaval, Finnish EPR Nuclear Unit Steers Toward Completion 

Olkiluoto 3, a much delayed first-of-its-kind EPR nuclear plant project under construction in Finland, has begun hot functional tests and should begin generating electricity in May 2019, according to Finnish…


Kemper, Now Slated to Start in Late June, Will Need Costly Post In-Service Improvement Projects

Mississippi Power’s Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project is now expected to be in service by the end of June, but the company expects it will need post in-service…


Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant Approved

EDF’s board of directors made a final investment decision on July 28, giving the go-ahead to construct two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, England. The decision means…


Material Inconsistencies Acknowledged in Nuclear Reactor Vessel Head and Bottom

More trouble has been reported at one of the four European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) units currently under construction. AREVA announced on April 7 that chemical and mechanical testing conducted…