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Senators, governor pleased Plant Vogtle moving forward
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U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga, issued the following statements after an agreement was reached to continue building Plant Vogtle near Augusta: 

“As someone who has supported Plant Vogtle since its inception and understands the need for us to provide renewable, affordable and safe energy, I am pleased that all parties were able to come together on an agreement to complete this critical project,” said Isakson. “Today’s agreement allowing the completion of Plant Vogtle is a huge step forward to strengthen America’s nuclear security and energy security and to preserve the more than 7,000 Georgia jobs created by this project.”

“Plant Vogtle is an incredible opportunity for our state and our country to finally be a leader in nuclear energy. I am encouraged that all parties involved have found a path forward for this critical project,” said Perdue. “I’ve seen firsthand the tremendous progress being made on Vogtle 3 & 4 – the first new nuclear units built in the United States in more than 30 years. For the country’s long-term energy independence, it is imperative that this project be completed.”

This week Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal also commended the co-owners of Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 for reaching an agreement for continued construction:

“I commend Georgia Power, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, Dalton Utilities and Oglethorpe Power Corporation for reaching an agreement to ensure that this critical infrastructure and economic development project will continue,” said Deal. “I appreciate the co-owners of this project honoring their commitments, as our low carbon-free rates allow us to remain competitive in this economic development environment and have helped to make Georgia the No. 1 state in the nation for business for five consecutive years. This project will ensure that Georgia citizens have a long-term, affordable and sustainable energy source, while also creating thousands of jobs.”

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