UPDATE: A lawsuit filed against two S.C. utility companies, now a group is asking for a repeal

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Update: South Carolina (WJBF) – An update this morning on the canceled nuclear reactors in South Carolina.

A group is asking lawmakers to repeal the law that allows Santee Cooper and SCE&G to collect money for those plants before they generated any power.

The Stop the Blank Check group also says Santee Cooper which is owned by the state should be treated the same way as private utilities.

They also want lawmakers to make shareholders pay for the failed project, not the customers.


SOUTH CAROLINA (WJBF)/(AP) – Another lawsuit is filed against two utilities involved in the failed nuclear power project outside Columbia.

The latest suit was filed Monday, Aug. 28 on behalf of 10 Fairfield County residents were the two abandoned reactors were being built.

The lawsuit against South Carolina Electric and Gas and its parent company SCANA asks a judge to freeze all money received from a settlement with Toshiba, the parent company of the project’s main contractor.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Another lawsuit has been filed against the two utilities involved in a failed South Carolina project to build two nuclear reactors.

The latest lawsuit filed Monday is a class action suit on behalf of 10 people in Fairfield County, where the two abandoned reactors were being built to go alongside a working unit at the V.C. Summer plant.

The lawsuit against South Carolina Electric & Gas and state-owned utility Santee Cooper asks a judge to freeze the more than $2 billion the utilities will get from a settlement with Toshiba, which went bankrupt as it built the reactors.

The suit also asks to freeze the profits and dividends of Scana Corp., the parent company of SCE&G.

At least two other lawsuits have already been filed over the failed plants.

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