Fairfield County Newswire

Fairfield County Newswire

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  1. December 14: D-Day For Dominion DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | FITSNews

    ... Santee Cooper announced their intention to build a pair of next generation, pressurized water reactors in Fairfield County at a cost of $9.8 billion. These reactors were supposed to have been operational in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Despite state ...

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  2. SC regulators expected to set SCE&G's power bills, rule on Dominion deal next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | The Island Packet

    ... OK'd nine rate hikes over the past decade to finance the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station expansion project in Fairfield County. The PSC is expected to approve Dominion's offer to buy out SCANA and cut SCE&G's power bills by up to $22 a month for the ...

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  3. Let's look at how we do electricity in S.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Charleston City Paper

    On one hand, we're in the second year of trying to figure out why there was a $9 billion debacle of a nuclear power project in Fairfield County being built by SCE&G and Santee Cooper. There's been finger-pointing by legislators, finger-pointing about the legislature, testimony to regulators, lawsuits, and on and on.

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  4. Column: Power for the peopleRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 4 | Camden Chronicle Independent

    On one hand, we're in the second year of trying to figure out why there was a $9 billion debacle of a nuclear power plant project in Fairfield County being built by SCE&G and Santee Cooper. There's been finger-pointing by legislators, finger-pointing about the legislature, testimony to regulators, lawsuits, and on and on.

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  5. One dead in single-vehicle Fairfield County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 2 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The accident happened Dec. 2 at 5:30 a.m. on SC-34 near Hopewell Church Rd., according to SCHP. This is about seven miles from the town of Winnsboro.

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  6. Want lower power bills? Break up South Carolina's utility monopolies, senator suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | The Island Packet

    ... effort by SCE&G and Santee Cooper to build two nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County. Santee Cooper customers now are paying about $5 a month, or 4.5 percent of their power bills, for the project. That number will ...

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  7. SCANA settles $2 billion lawsuit over VC Summer project's failureRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 24 | Myrtle Beach Online

    ... its decade-long, $9 billion effort to build two more nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County. SCE&G's customers have paid more than $2 billion in the form of higher power bills to finance the now-abandoned project. ...

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  8. SC nuclear fiasco opens the door for competing pipeline buildersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 25 | Post and Courier

    ... coal electric plants since natural gas prices were spiking. But projects, such as the one at V.C. Summer in Fairfield County, struggled because no new nuclear plants have been built in more than 30 years in the United States and new reactors were ...

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  9. SCANA, SCE&G settles $2 billion class-action lawsuit in failed V.C. Summer projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 24 | WIS-TV Columbia

    SCANA and SCE&G announced Saturday that they have reached an agreement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the utility following the aborted V.C. Summer nuclear project in 2017. The plaintiffs, Richard Lightsey, LeBrian Cleckley, and Phillip Cooper, all filed suit months after SCANA abandoned the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County in August 2017, citing that SCANA and its partner Santee Cooper "actively concealed" any idea that the nuclear project would fail .

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  10. Former SCE&G executive defends utility against allegations of nuclear project fraudRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 21 | The Island Packet

    A former SCE&G executive Wednesday pushed back against claims by two former employees accusing him and the Cayce-based utility of fraud and mismanaging a failed, $9 billion effort to build two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County. And, on the final day of a weekslong hearing into the project's failure, the powerful S.C. House Speaker's office asked the S.C. Public Service Commission to adopt SCE&G rate cuts proposed by Dominion Energy.

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  11. As SC nuclear hearings end, the fate of SCE&G's rates are in regulators' handsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 22 | Post and Courier

    An aerial shows the abandoned site of the V.C. Summer nuclear project in Fairfield County. State regulators finished a high-stakes hearing Wednesday over who will pay for South Carolina Electric & Gas's share of the $9 billion project.

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  12. Michaela Pilar Brown's New Exhibition Embarks on a Visual Voyage by WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 21 | Free Times

    ... to taking a piece of home with her everywhere she travels. To New Zealand, Brown transported some mica from Fairfield County; the application of this mineral to the surface of some of these images adds a reflective quality as luminous as lava flow. ...

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  13. What this nearby county has in mind for 1,200-acre site in the Charlotte regionRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 20 | Business Journal

    ... a large single user like an auto assembly plant, says Rich Fletcher , CEO of the S.C. I-77 Alliance. Fairfield County is well on the way to preparing 1,500 acres south of the Chester County site for an auto plant or any other big user. The I-77 ...

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  14. NukeGate: Investigators Struggle To Get On Same PageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 | FITSNews

    ... which blew through $10 billion of public and ratepayer money on a pair of half-finished nuclear reactors in Fairfield County, S.C. over the past decade. With South Carolina lawmakers and regulators enabling them , crony capitalist SCANA and ...

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  15. SCANA attorney admits to, defends deleting parts of critical SC nuclear reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Myrtle Beach Online

    An attorney involved in hiring a consultant to study problems at a failed $9 billion nuclear expansion project Wednesday defended deleting items from that critical report . Atlanta-based attorney George Wenick testified during Day 10 of S.C. Public Service Commission hearings into the failed effort by SCE&G, a SCANA subsidiary, to build two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County.

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  16. S Carolina lawmakers set rules for state-owned utility sale Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | WSOCTV

    ... Gov. Henry McMaster and some lawmakers want to sell Santee Cooper after the failure of a nuclear project in Fairfield County last year. The utility has $8 billion in debt, much of it from the reactor project, which never generated power. Lawmakers ...

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  17. Fairfield County Sheriffs - very concerned' about missing 52-year-old manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Douglas William Sumner, II, of Angel Drive in the Great Falls area of Fairfield County was last seen in Rock Hill at approximately 12 p.m. on Oct. 22nd. Sumner is a white male who is approximately 6 feet tall and 195 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

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  18. Legislators set criteria for evaluating potential bids for buying Santee CooperRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Post and Courier

    ... taking over the lakes, Campbell said. Half of that debt stems from a failed nuclear power plant project in Fairfield County. The state-owned utility and South Carolina Electric & Gas, the majority owner, abandoned two partially built reactors at ...

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  19. SC Supreme Court scolds GOP lawmakers for playing games with Santee Cooper vacancyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | Post and Courier

    ... governing board without the Senate's permission. As fallout from the massive nuclear project failure in Fairfield County mounted, McMaster named Condon interim chairman in July after the Senate failed to confirm the governor's pick before the ...

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  20. Editorial: Vote to keep McMaster as governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2018 | Post and Courier

    ... the administration and the state's congressional delegation. He had a victory when Element Electronics in Fairfield County was granted a tariff exemption, and is in a good position to keep the president aware of the economic pain unwise trade ...

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