The U.S. Energy Department will complete $6.5 billion in loan guarantees tomorrow for two nuclear reactors being built at Southern Co.’s Vogtle plant in Georgia, four years after conditionally backing the project.
U.S. nuclear regulators delayed action on a recommendation that utilities install radiation filters at 31 U.S. reactors, a victory for the industry that estimated the proposal may cost as much as $20 million per unit.
Entergy Corp. ’s Indian Point nuclear-power plant needs tighter regulation because of its proximity to New York City, a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists said before a meeting between state officials and U.S. regulators to discuss the facility.
The second global conference ever on nuclear material that has escaped state control is drawing President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Nuclear violators Iran and North Korea won’t be there.