By Atlanta Business Chronicle

Southern Co.â¿¿s (NYSE: SO) Southern Nuclear Chairman unit named Danny G. Bost chief nuclear officer.

Bost will start Oct. 17 and be responsible for the overall performance of Southern Nuclear's six operating plants. He recently was a Nuclear Safety Review Board consultant and conducted nuclear safety reviews at facilities operated by Detroit Edison, Exelon and First Energy since 2008. Before that, he was the site vice president of the Exelon's Dresden Generating Station.

He replaces Jeff Gasser, who has held the position since 2004. Gasser will report to the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations as a loaned executive.

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