AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) ó About 100 young professionals in the nuclear energy industry are expected to meet in east Georgia this week for an annual meeting on advancing nuclear power.

The Augusta Chronicle reports members of the Southeast chapter of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear group are expected to meet for a conference in Augusta. According to the organizationís website, the conference runs from Tuesday to Friday.

Conference organizer and analyst Sandra Stewart said Augusta is a prime location for the conference since four nuclear reactors are under construction in Georgia and South Carolina. Stewart said the organizationís Southeast region has the most of eight chapters in North America.

Young nuclear industry professionals convene