Southern Gambles on First U.S. Nuclear Reactors in a Generat

Southern Gambles on First U.S. Nuclear Reactors in a Generat

Vogtle Unit 4 circulating water system pipes and "nuclear island," with Vogtle 1 and 2 operating in the background outside Augusta, Georgia. Southern Co.'s CEO Thomas Fanning has a monitor in his Atlanta office that broadcasts live images from the Vogtle construction site, where workers are laying water pipe and piecing together a giant, plate-shaped base for the reactor's containment vessel. Photo: Southern Co.