Powering Georgia: What's happening with Plant Vogtle?

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Vogtle, located south of Augusta in Burke County, is one of Georgia's two nuclear power plants. In March 2017, Vogtle’s lead contractor, Westinghouse Electric, filed for bankruptcy. The project was already three years behind schedule and more than $3 billion over budget. Georgia Power’s Paul Bowers argues the project presents “long-term benefits to customers.” Critics have fought against Vogtle's expansion for years, citing cost and safety concerns. In December 2017, the Georgia Public Service C