ATLANTA (AP) — Construction could soon resume on a planned nuclear power plant in eastern Georgia after it was stopped because a contractor failed to ask its workers in writing about drug or alcohol abuse.
The Shaw Group is building two new reactors planned for Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro. Shaw officials plan to discuss the issue during a meeting Monday with the Atlanta-based Southern Company.
Shaw Group spokeswoman Gentry Brann said the company has completed the missing paperwork for its workers. If the Southern Company approves, work could resume on backfilling two excavation sites for the proposed reactors Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning.
Construction directly related to the future reactor sites was stopped July 2 after an internal audit identified the problem. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating.