WNRR Augusta – (Congressional Press Release)
U.S. Congressman Paul Broun
Applauds Building Plans for Nuclear Units
Broun: “This decision ensures that the energy needs of our growing state and district will continue to be met.”
, GA-U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D., a member of the House Science and Technology Committee, today released the following statement regarding the plans to build new nuclear generating units in :
“I am pleased to hear the news of , Oglethorpe Power, MEAG, and Dalton with Westinghouse/The agreeing to build two new nuclear generating units at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near .
“While final review and certification will be performed by the Georgia Public Service Commission against competing bids for new electric generation, ’s commitment to move ahead with this contract is good for the Tenth Congressional District and is good for the citizens of the state of Georgia.
“Nuclear power has operated safely in the United States for decades, and in since 1975, and now accounts for about 20 percent of our electric generation.
“Locally, this decision will be strong for our economy, adding needed jobs and spurring investment in our communities. With Plant Vogtle already being a positive influence in our district, I welcome two new units – with new advanced AP1000 design technology – being added.
“This decision ensures that the energy needs of our growing state and district will continue to be met, and I applaud the decision to move forward.”