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Photos: Inside Georgia's Massive New Nuclear Reactors

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[All images via Georgia Power.]

Stepping inside a nuclear reactor is a terrible idea. But thanks to Georgia Power, who is currently constructing two nuclear power units in far eastern Georgia, everyone can get a glimpse inside the construction of these towering behemoths without fear of becoming radioactive. Plant Vogtle nuclear facility is receiving two new nuclear reactors — the two existing on site were constructed in 1974 — to provide a substantial increase in power production. According to the company, these are the first nuclear plants to be built in the country in three decades. Upon completion, the site in Waynesboro, just across the border from South Carolina, will be able to provide power for an additional 500,000 Georgia homes and businesses. As such, these things are massive.

· Plant Vogtle Construction Photos [Georgia Power]
· Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant [Georgia Power]