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Tue Dec 19, 2017, 02:32 AM

Plant Vogtle decision nears as calls to cancel grow

Experts including a former member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a former U.S. Justice Department antitrust attorney gave reason after reason this week why the Plant Vogtle expansion should not continue if ratepayers have to pay for all of it.

The Public Service Commissionís own staff analysts agree.

But throughout three days of testimony, the five-member regulatory board repeatedly signaled its support for the budget-busting, delay-plagued project.

Among them was PSC vice chairman Tim Echols, who has made his pro-nuclear stance clear for months, including in an opinion piece he wrote for the Wall Street Journal in August. At the Vogtle hearing Tuesday, he allowed that public opinion seemed opposed to the project.

Read more: http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-12-15/plant-vogtle-decision-nears-calls-cancel-grow

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