SCE&G

Reactors 3 and 4 under construction at Plant Vogtle near Augusta, Ga., in November 2017.
Georgia Power

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
Associated Press 

ATLANTA — Georgia's utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors, despite massive cost overruns for the multi-billion-dollar project.

Thursday's unanimous decision by the state's Public Service Commission will shape the future of the nation's nuclear industry, partly because the reactors at Plant Vogtle were the first new ones to be licensed and to begin construction in the U.S. since 1978.

In February, workers used a giant crane to lower a containment vessel ring into place at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County, S.C.
SCANA

Updated 1:50 p.m.
South Carolina Electric & Gas is offering to cut customer rates by 3.5 percent immediately, and more in the future, as part of a proposed settlement related to the cancellation of a failed nuclear project.

Santee Cooper and SCE&G had been adding two reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County.
Santee Cooper

The parent company of one of the utilities that abandoned a nuclear power project in South Carolina says two of its top executives are retiring. The moves come as SCANA faces scrutiny over the failure to complete an expansion of the V.C Summer Nuclear Plant.