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Georgia Power files report acknowledging rising construction costs, delays at Plant Vogtle

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ATLANTA — Georgia Power officials say the cost of expanding a nuclear plant near Augusta has reached roughly $7.5 billion.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/1ACqbQC) Georgia Power filed a document with the Georgia Public Service Commission on Friday saying construction costs at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl) have surpassed the initial $6.1 billion price tag the project was estimated to cost when the commission approved it in 2009.

The Southern Co. subsidiary announced in January that the plant's construction would be delayed by 18 months, bringing the project's total delays to roughly three years.

The Public Service Commission will have to decide whether the extra costs should be included in customers' bills.

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