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US approves 1st reactor project in 34 years
US nuclear regulators have approved construction of nuclear power reactors in the country for the first time in 34 years.

The 5-member Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4 to 1 on Thursday to approve a plan to build 2 reactors at the Vogtle plant in the southern state of Georgia.

Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko cast the dissenting vote, citing safety concerns.

The reactors, called Unit 3 and Unit 4, were designed by Westinghouse Electric, which is majority-owned by Japanese electronics maker Toshiba.
Construction could begin this year. If all goes well, the reactors are expected to start operation in 2016.
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