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Monitors: Plant Vogtle Reactor Likely To Miss January Deadline

Kristi Swartz, a reporter for E and E News, was on "All Things Considered" to discuss Plant Vogtle.
Kristi Swartz, a reporter for E and E News, was on "All Things Considered" to discuss Plant Vogtle.
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The phrases “over deadline and over budget” have become so synonymous with the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project near Augusta that when a new timeline or price tag comes out, many don’t even notice.

This week, independent monitors declared the January opening of nuclear reactor No. 3 is highly unlikely.

Kristi Swartz, a reporter for E and E News, covers Vogtle extensively. E and E News is a publication geared toward the energy sector.

When she spoke with WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress, he started by asking why meeting that January deadline is unlikely.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.