WESTINGHOUSE THIS WEEK: Vogtle decision Delay, labor unrest

Southern Company chief executive Tom Fanning told shareholders Wednesday  it will take more time than expected to decide whether to continue the nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle near Augusta, Georgia. 

Company officials had hoped to have a decision by the shareholder meeting, or at least in June, about whether to stick with the project, complete only part of it for now or drop the new nuclear endeavor. 

Fanning now hopes to have that evaluation completed in August or “late summer.” 

He spoke three days after Westinghouse created another unknown, locking out  172 union members at its nuclear components manufacturing plant in Newington, New Hampshire, declaring that the sides had reached a stalemate in contract negotiations.