AP sources: DOE to OK $6.5B for Georgia nuke plant

FILE -In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, part of the containment vessel for a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant is under construction in Augusta, Ga. The Energy Department is poised to approve $6.5 billion in lending for two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is expected to announce the deal at a speech in Washington on Wednesday, a day before he visits the $14 billion Vogtle nuclear plant being built by Southern Co. and several partners about 30 miles southeast of Augusta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department is poised to approve $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees for the first nuclear power plants built from scratch in this country in more than three decades.

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