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End $14 billion S.C. nuclear plant project, pay customers back for overruns, critics say

End $14 billion S.C. nuclear plant project, pay customers back for overruns, critics say | 22 June 2017 | Critics of SCE&G's [South Carolina Electric & Gas] over-budget and behind-schedule nuclear expansion project are asking state regulators to stop the utility from spending more money to build two atomic reactors -- and they want the power company to pay customers back for cost overruns. With the future of the project already in doubt, Friends of the Earth and the S.C. Sierra Club requested Thursday that the state Public Service Commission hold a hearing on the wisdom of continuing the $14 billion construction job, which is now $2 billion-$3 billion over budget. The PSC later agreed to hold a hearing Aug. 14.