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Georgia regulators will decide next February whether or not to continue with a troubled nuclear plant expansion project. The future of two new nuclear reactors has been up in the air since the lead contractor went bankrupt earlier this year.

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On Tuesday, the Georgia Public Service Commission voted to approve the schedule for a round of hearings on spending at Plant Vogtle. This is routine, every six months the utility presents its costs to the regulators.

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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

Jack and Michelle Welch with their dog outside the Kirkwood Public House for lunch. They said they have been eating out because they have been without power since Monday and threw out everything in their fridge on Tuesday night.
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More than 170,000 homes and businesses in the 10-county metro Atlanta area were still without power Wednesday afternoon, according to Georgia Power and Georgia EMC outage maps. 

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Outside the Taproom Coffee shop on Hosea Williams Drive, Brittany Fiscus-van Rossum rocked her newborn, Emilia, back and forth in her lap.

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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

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Thousands of crew members have been working to restore power for Georgians across the state after Tropical Storm Irma.

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At the height of the storm Monday, more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in Georgia were without power.

"We have damage from one end of the state to the other – from Tybee to Trenton up in northwest Georgia – so it is very widespread damage," said John Kraft, a spokesperson with Georgia Power.

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