Progress continues at the construction site of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 -- the country's newest reactors and the first to be licensed since 1978.
After the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted the project a combined license last month, crews have been installing basemat rebar at unit 3, a Southern Co. spokesman told the Augusta Chronicle. Both units use the Westinghouse AP1000 pressurized water reactor design. Unit 3 is scheduled to come online in 2016, followed by unit 4 a year later. In the meantime, the project is expected to create 5,000 construction jobs.
Southern Co. released these photos documenting its recent work at the plant, where early site preparation began in 2009:
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