Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion under construction. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

National security, healthcare added to Georgia nuke debate

Fans of nuclear power are rolling out new reasons why Georgians should pay billions of dollars more to continue with the troubled, budget-busting expansion of Plant Vogtle.

Elected officials and others have raised the issue of national security and even healthcare. Do those issues pass the smell test? And what happened to Georgia Power’s contention that the project was the least expensive way to produce more electricity? Find out in my latest Unofficial Business column on


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