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Regulators: More delays possible for new nuclear plant under construction in Georgia

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ATLANTA — Regulators say there's a "high probability" a nuclear plant under construction in Georgia will see a delay longer than the three years already disclosed by its owners.

Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power and its co-owners are building two reactors at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl) in eastern Georgia. A project using the same technology is underway at the Summer Nuclear Station in South Carolina.

The first reactor in Georgia was supposed to start working in 2016, with the second reactor starting a year later. Southern Co. announced in January its builder expects a three-year delay.

However, a report filed by state regulators says the plant's builders are missing deadlines in that lengthened schedule by up to three months. The Associated Press obtained the report using Georgia's open records law.

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