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Vogtle nuclear plant loads fuel in step toward startup

Unit 3 and 4 of Nuclear Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, Georgia.
Jacksonville Daily Record
Unit 3 and 4 of nuclear Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, Georgia.

Georgia Power has started loading fuel into Unit 3 of the delayed nuclear Plant Vogtle expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia, a project expected to generate 206 megawatts of electricity for JEA.

In a news release, Jacksonville’s city-owned utility called the step “a milestone toward startup and commercial operation” for the first nuclear units to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years at a cost of more than $30 billion.

“JEA welcomes this important and greatly anticipated development,” JEA CEO Jay Stowe said in the release.

Read the rest of this story at the Jacksonville Daily Record, a WJCT News partner.