A nuclear reactor project by two South Carolina utilities was headed for disaster, according to a 2016 report before a special state House committee, and long before the partners quit the project in July, 2017.
Partners, South Carolina Electric and Gas and state-owned Santee Cooper were informed of the findings more than a year before nixing the project in Fairfield County.
The 20-member panel investigating the event will meet Friday morning to consider the report—by the project management firm, Bechtel Corporation—and to hear from SCANA and SCE&G.
The utilities funneled approximately $9 billion into the project. Ratepayers paid for the project through at least $2 billion in rate hikes.
A similar Senate committee will continue its hearings on Monday.