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DOE federal loan guarantee improvements needed, Government Accountability Office report says

Workers at Plant Vogtle assemble the steel bottom of the containment vessel for Unit 3. A report from the Government Accountability Office this week said a lack of accessible, consolidated data makes it difficult to manage the Department of Energy's federal loan guarantee program.  CHRIS THELEN/FILE
CHRIS THELEN/FILE
Workers at Plant Vogtle assemble the steel bottom of the containment vessel for Unit 3. A report from the Government Accountability Office this week said a lack of accessible, consolidated data makes it difficult to manage the Department of Energy's federal loan guarantee program.
Cooling towers for Plant Vogtle's units 1 and 2 are seen behind construction for two reactors. The U.S. Department of Energy's federal loan guarantee program - of which Plant Vogtle is the largest proposed beneficiary - is not following its own rules for evaluating applications and maintaining records, the Government Accountability Office said this week.  CHRIS THELEN/FILE
CHRIS THELEN/FILE
Cooling towers for Plant Vogtle's units 1 and 2 are seen behind construction for two reactors. The U.S. Department of Energy's federal loan guarantee program - of which Plant Vogtle is the largest proposed beneficiary - is not following its own rules for evaluating applications and maintaining records, the Government Accountability Office said this week.
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