Every day for more than 40 years, Southern Nuclear employees have been improving the lives of our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia. Meet one of our folks who’s dedicated to providing you with clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.
Emily Turner, OPTICS facilitator/ sr. chemistry technician, Plant Vogtle
How long have you been with the company? Eight years
What do you love about your job? The interaction and relationships I have developed with my peers throughout the plant to promote a safe work environment.
Hometown: Augusta, Georgia
First job ever (not your first job at SNC): Cashier at Winn-Dixie
Favorite food: Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich and waffle fries!
What is your favorite movie and why? Sweet Home Alabama. Reese Witherspoon is one of my favorite actresses so I really enjoy any movie with her in it.
What are your hobbies? Chasing after my two-year-old twin sons, shopping, going to Braves games and going to the beach.
What interests you about nuclear energy? The Cherenkov radiation glow on the spent fuel in a nuclear reactor is one of my favorite things to see during an outage. Since I have a science background, the radiochemistry during the nuclear fission process is very interesting to me. So is looking at how adding certain chemicals to the different areas of the plant can affect the overall chemistry and health of the plant.