Category Archives: Nuclear Watch South

Georgia Power Mum on Claim that Nuclear Expansion Unneeded

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Photograph by Glenn Carroll.  With additional reporting by Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA — Nuclear Watch South (NWS) used Georgia Power’s own data to show that Georgia Power’s energy capacity is overbuilt and that Vogtle 3 and 4 are not needed, at a June 23, 2015 Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing.   The hearing was for the 12th […]

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Savannah River Pilgrimage Highlights Corporate Pollution (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia — The “Source to Sea” Savannah River Pilgrimage started on March 08, 2015, at Whiteside Mountain, North Carolina, and ended April 11, 2015, 439 miles later on the bank of Tybee Island.   The purpose of the pilgrimage was to raise awareness of environmental damage to the ecosystem from pollutants that flow into the river from […]

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Orrock, Drenner Introduce Citizens United Resolution, Call for U.S. Constitutional Amendment

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Photograph by Steve Eberhardt (APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision of the Supreme Court of the U.S., State Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) announced the introduction of resolutions calling for a U.S. Constitutional Amendment to allow U.S. Congress to place common-sense […]

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Atlantans Spoke Out at EPA Hearing in Favor of Carbon Emissions Limits

(APN) ATLANTA — The numbers are in.  Atlanta along with Washington, DC, boasted the highest attendance of four national hearings hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in July 2014 to solicit public comments on the historic proposed Clean Power Plan designed to cut carbon emissions.     309 people testified at the Atlanta hearing held at the Omni […]

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Georgia Power Seeks EPD Approval to Further Drain Savannah River

(APN) WAYNESBORO — The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is debating a request from Southern Company for the rights to take 74 million gallons of water per day from the Savannah River to cool two new nuclear reactors that Georgia Power is currently constructing at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia.       The decision stands to have a major […]

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Georgia Power Wants Solar Tax to Recoup Consumers’ Savings

(APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) has finished months of public and expert testimony on Georgia Power’s request for a 482 million dollar rate increase and an increase in the company’s guaranteed profit from 11.15 percent to 11.50 percent.       Georgia Power is also asking for a surcharge of $5.56 per kilowatt on self-generated power […]

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Green Tea Coalition Launches in Georgia

(APN) DECATUR — The Green Tea Coalition (GTC) was launched Tuesday, August 06, 2013 at the Atlanta Friends Meeting House, 701 West Howard Avenue in Decatur, Georgia.       Over one hundred people attended from the right, left, and middle of the political spectrum, from all around the State of Georgia, from Savannah in South Georgia to Ringgold in […]

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(IPS) Activists See U.S. Nuclear Industry Starting to Crumble

This article was first published on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Jun 27 2013 (IPS) – With the announced closures of four nuclear reactors in the United States so far this year and the cancellation of proposed facilities elsewhere in the country, some activists believe the U.S. nuclear industry is beginning to crumble.  Earlier this month, Southern California […]

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Shell Bluff Residents Speak Out on Nuclear Reactors

  (APN) SHELL BLUFF, GEORGIA — On January 07, 2012, a bus carrying members of Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (GA WAND), Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, Nuclear Watch South, Grandmothers for Peace, and other concerned citizens arrived in Shell Bluff, Georgia, for a community meeting at Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church, to discuss Georgia Power’s plans for two […]

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Georgia PSC Can’t Silence Nuclear Power Debate

  (APN) Doug Everett, Member of the Georgia Public Service Commission, attempted to limit the scope of public remarks at a recent meeting of the PSC, on Wednesday, July 06, 2011, but could not prevent citizens from stating they do not want two new nuclear power reactors in Georgia at Plant Vogtle. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima is a wake-up […]

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