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Small checks over abandoned nuclear plants are in the mail

August 1, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina private utility is sending out small checks to customers who paid for their share of more than $2 billion for two nuclear reactors that were abandoned without ever producing power.

Dominion Energy South Carolina said it is sending the first checks as part of a legal settlement on Thursday — a day after the second anniversary of the decision to stop construction at the V.C. Summer site.

The checks up to $100 are part of a $146 million settlement and will go to customers of South Carolina Electric & Gas during the time the reactors were being built.

Some customers will get refunds on their current bills.

Virginia-based Dominion bought SCE&G after the plants were abandoned.

Another round of checks will come after SCE&G property is sold.

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