A panel that advises the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that Atlanta-based utility Southern Cos. and its utility partners can build and operate two AP1000 nuclear power units at its Vogtle site in Waynesboro, Ga., “without undue risk to the health and safety of the public.” It reports that a final construction and operating license should be issued. The opinion, issued on Jan. 24, will be considered by the five-member commission when it makes a final decision on Southern’s license at the site later this year. The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, La., and Westinghouse Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa., have
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.