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South Carolina utility halts construction at nuclear reactors

By dailymail / Published on Monday, 31 Jul 2017 18:14 PM / No Comments


A containment building for unit two of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C., is shown during a media tour of the facility Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Chuck Burton | AP

A containment building for unit two of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C., is shown during a media tour of the facility Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

The board of Santee Cooper, a state-owned utility, voted to halt construction on Monday of two unfinished nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer generating plant, which have been dogged by billions of dollars of cost overruns.

The project is 55 percent owned by a unit of Scana and 45 percent owned by Santee Cooper.