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South Carolina legislature preoccupied with the problem of failed nuclear power project

Failed nuclear project still shapes agenda for S.C. lawmakers. Here’s what’s happening this week, By Andrew Brown, 

    Jan 29, 2018

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina House is set to take up legislation this week that could replace the state’s seven utility regulators while the Senate slowly begins to respond to the state’s nuclear fiasco.

Four weeks after returning to Columbia, the legislative agenda continues to revolve around the cancellation of the V.C. Summer project in Fairfield County, which saddled the state with a $9 billion tab for two useless nuclear reactors.

As debate continues, lawmakers have yet to cast a vote on the most controversial topic: the repeal of the Base Load Review Act — the 2007 law that allowed Cayce-based SCANA to charge customers for the reactors before the power plants were finished. ……..


January 31, 2018 - Posted by | general

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