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SC utilities halt work on new nuclear reactors, dimming the prospects for a nuclear energy revival - Houston Chronicle;

SC utilities halt work on new nuclear reactors, dimming the prospects for a nuclear energy revival - Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleSC utilities halt work on new nuclear reactors, dimming the prospects for a nuclear energy revivalHouston ChronicleConstruction of the two nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C., was well underway in 2012, but the companies backing the project have halted work because the project no longer appears economical. Construction of the ...and more »

RPT-UPDATE 3-Utilities ditch reactors that launched US nuclear renaissance - Reuters

RPT-UPDATE 3-Utilities ditch reactors that launched US nuclear renaissanceReutersCOLUMBIA, S.C., July 31 (Reuters) - South Carolina utilities said on Monday they are abandoning two unfinished reactors that were once hailed as the start of a U.S. nuclear power renaissance before they were dogged by billions of dollars in cost overruns.and more »

What We Know: Why the Nuclear Reactors were Abandoned - WLTX.com;

What We Know: Why the Nuclear Reactors were Abandoned - WLTX.com

WLTX.comWhat We Know: Why the Nuclear Reactors were AbandonedWLTX.comFAIRFIIELD COUNTY, SC (WLTX) - The abandonment of the several billion dollar nuclear plant project in Fairfield county has shocked some. Others are not surprised. The project has been in doubt since Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy back in early March ...and more »

Nuclear Power's Growth in US Takes a Hit - Wall Street Journal (subscription);

Nuclear Power's Growth in US Takes a Hit - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wall Street Journal (subscription)Nuclear Power's Growth in US Takes a HitWall Street Journal (subscription)Hopes for a U.S. nuclear renaissance dimmed Monday when the owner of a partially built power plant in South Carolina pulled the plug after its costs ballooned by billions of dollars. The decision by Scana Corp. to abandon the V.C. Summer Nuclear ...and more »

Westinghouse power plants abandoned in South Carolina - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette;

Westinghouse power plants abandoned in South Carolina - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteWestinghouse power plants abandoned in South CarolinaPittsburgh Post-GazetteIn a major blow to Westinghouse Electric Co. and the American nuclear industry as a whole, two utilities in South Carolina have abandoned building the company's AP1000 nuclear power plants despite sinking billions of dollars over a decade into the ...and more »

New generation nuclear power project scrapped in SC amid soaring costs - Newsline;

New generation nuclear power project scrapped in SC amid soaring costs - Newsline

NewslineNew generation nuclear power project scrapped in SC amid soaring costsNewslineTwo South Carolina utilities have abandoned a pair of next generation nuclear reactors that would have been America's first new atomic reactors in almost 40 years. The facilities were expected to be safer and cheaper. SCANA Corp and state-owned utility ...and more »

Construction Halted at South Carolina Nuclear Power Plant - NBCNews.com;

Construction Halted at South Carolina Nuclear Power Plant - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comConstruction Halted at South Carolina Nuclear Power PlantNBCNews.comConstruction of two nuclear reactors in South Carolina was halted Monday after the project's owners announced they were suspending work on the multi-billion dollar power plants. The reactors, which were supposed to be operational by 2019, were among ...and more »

Utilities to stop building billion-dollar nuke reactors - York Dispatch;

Utilities to stop building billion-dollar nuke reactors - York Dispatch

York DispatchUtilities to stop building billion-dollar nuke reactorsYork DispatchCOLUMBIA, S.C. — The owners of two nuclear reactors under construction in South Carolina decided Monday to cease operations at the project, which has been beset by delays and cost overruns. While the decision will save customers billions in additional ...and more »

Major South Carolina Nuclear Project Goes Under - The Daily Caller

Major South Carolina Nuclear Project Goes UnderThe Daily CallerA South Carolina-based utility voted Monday to pull out of a $14 billion nuclear power project, marking another rough week for the nuclear industry. The twin reactors were some of the last being built in the U.S., making their cancellation a huge blow ...and more »

South Carolina power company halts completion of nuclear units at Summer - Platts

South Carolina power company halts completion of nuclear units at SummerPlattsSouth Carolina Electric & Gas and public power company Santee Cooper have halted construction of two mostly complete nuclear generating units at their jointly owned Summer station in South Carolina after costs soared and contractor Westinghouse filed ...and more »

Billions Down the Drain as New Nuclear Plants Scrapped - U.S. News & World Report;

Billions Down the Drain as New Nuclear Plants Scrapped - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportBillions Down the Drain as New Nuclear Plants ScrappedU.S. News & World ReportBillions of dollars spent on two new nuclear reactors in South Carolina have gone up in smoke when the owners nixed plans to build them because of delays and cost overruns. July 31, 2017, at 5:57 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel.and more »

Santee Cooper, SCE&G pull plug on roughly $25 billion nuclear plants in South Carolina - Charleston Post Courier;

Santee Cooper, SCE&G pull plug on roughly $25 billion nuclear plants in South Carolina - Charleston Post Courier

Charleston Post CourierSantee Cooper, SCE&G pull plug on roughly $25 billion nuclear plants in South CarolinaCharleston Post CourierSCE&G and V.C. Summer Nuclear Station co-owner, Santee Cooper, placed the second containment vessel ring on Unit 2 Feb. 11, 2017. Workers used one of the largest cranes in the world to lift the approximately 2.4 million-pound, 51-foot tall containment ...and more »

Westinghouse nuclear project halted in South Carolina - Financial Times;

Westinghouse nuclear project halted in South Carolina - Financial Times

Financial TimesWestinghouse nuclear project halted in South CarolinaFinancial TimesWork has been suspended on two nuclear reactors being built by Westinghouse in South Carolina, dealing another big blow to the nuclear power business of Japan's Toshiba. Santee Cooper and South Carolina Electric & Gas Company said on Monday that ...and more »

Construction stops on S Carolina's new reactors - WCBD News 2;

Construction stops on S Carolina's new reactors - WCBD News 2

WCBD News 2Construction stops on S Carolina's new reactorsWCBD News 2COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Officials at both utilities that invested in two new nuclear power plants in South Carolina say they are stopping construction of the multibillion-dollar project, which has been caught up in the bankruptcy of its contractor. South ...and more »

SCANA, Santee Cooper pull plug on VC Summer - Moultrie News;

SCANA, Santee Cooper pull plug on VC Summer - Moultrie News

Moultrie NewsSCANA, Santee Cooper pull plug on VC SummerMoultrie NewsAs of April 2017, Construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Facility is 34 percent complete and billions of dollars over budget. Photo provided courtesy of SCANA. Efforts to build two state-of-the-art nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant in ...and more »

Santee Cooper won't finish nuclear project, but will your power bills still increase? - Myrtle Beach Sun News;

Santee Cooper won't finish nuclear project, but will your power bills still increase? - Myrtle Beach Sun News

Myrtle Beach Sun NewsSantee Cooper won't finish nuclear project, but will your power bills still increase?Myrtle Beach Sun NewsSantee Cooper's decision Monday to suspend its role in the construction of two new nuclear reactors will not change the utility's decision to move forward with a price hike proposal for retail customers in Horry and Georgetown Counties, a spokeswoman said.and more »

Kelly shows his clout: Scaramucci out as WH chief moves in - WPXI Pittsburgh

Kelly shows his clout: Scaramucci out as WH chief moves inWPXI PittsburghWASHINGTON (AP) - Firmly taking charge in an unruly White House, former Gen. John Kelly moved in Monday as President Donald Trump's new chief of staff and immediately made sure that Trump's profanity-spouting new communications director was ...and more »

South Carolina Utility Scraps $14 Billion Nuclear Project - EcoWatch;

South Carolina Utility Scraps $14 Billion Nuclear Project - EcoWatch

EcoWatchSouth Carolina Utility Scraps $14 Billion Nuclear ProjectEcoWatchSouth Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) announced Monday that it will cease construction of the two new nuclear units at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. The decision to abandon the V.C. Summer project is of monumental proportion and is a full ...and more »

Scana move signals lights out for US nuclear - Breakingviews;

Scana move signals lights out for US nuclear - Breakingviews

BreakingviewsScana move signals lights out for US nuclearBreakingviewsThe South Carolina utility is pulling the plug on two unfinished reactors and banking guarantees from Toshiba. Southern has given a temporary reprieve to its plants but investors are betting it will follow Scana. The country that birthed nuclear power ...and more »

Nuclear Meltdown: Utilities Pull Plug on VC Summer - Free Times;

Nuclear Meltdown: Utilities Pull Plug on VC Summer - Free Times

Free TimesNuclear Meltdown: Utilities Pull Plug on VC SummerFree TimesToday, Santee Cooper's board of director unanimously voted to halt construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County. Minutes later, SCE&G announced they, too, had decided the reactors wouldn't have another bolt put in them. The two ...and more »