New Nuclear Power
June 5, 2013 1:34 PM Subscribe
Georgia Power has updated their photo gallery
to include photos showing the placement of the first part of the new Unit 3 containment vessel at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Georgia. No small task
, as the component is almost 130 feet across, nearly 40 feet tall, and weighs 900 tons. Vogtle Units 3 & 4 are the first new nuclear reactors to be built in the US since Three Mile Island. They're based on the Westinghouse AP1000 two-loop pressurized water reactor
design. The gallery includes some high resolution gems like this one
showing the completed placement.