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South Carolina utility gives up on plan for nuclear reactors via The Seattle Times

PINOPOLIS, S.C. (AP) — The project to build two additional nuclear reactors in South Carolina is officially dead.

The State newspaper reports that Santee Cooper’s board agreed Monday to give up the federal license to build the reactors at the V.C. Summer plant north of Columbia.About $9 billion was spent on the plants, which never produced any power. Work stopped in the summer of 2017.

The state-owned utility’s private partner, South Carolina Electric & Gas, told the federal government a year ago it wanted to give up its permission to build the plant.

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About $9 billion was spent on the plants, which never produced any power. Work stopped in the summer of 2017.

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