Category Archives: Summer nuclear plant

Update: Fitch downgrades credit outlook for SCANA to negative as a result of construction delay in V.C. Summer nuclear expansion

As I reported early last week, construction of two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant has been pushed back a year. Now, it looks as if the delay has had an impact on Summer’s owners’ credit rating. As … Continue reading

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Event Report: Valve defect discovered in new AP-1000 reactors; Defect could have an impact on reactors currently under construction in Georgia and South Carolina

Valcor Engineering Corporation of Springfield, New Jersey, provided an update to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on a defect in a solenoid operated valve used in the Westinghouse AP-1000 nuclear reactor design approved by the NRC in 2005. The defect, … Continue reading

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Update: More details on construction delays at South Carolina nuke

Earlier today, I told you about the delay in construction of the new units at the V. C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina. Later, I found this South Carolina’s Post and Courier, giving further details into why the … Continue reading

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Another misleading headline: ‘Revised schedule’ instead of ‘delay’ for South Carolina nuke

Today, the Nuclear Energy Institute posted a link to a Platts news service story on its NEI SmartBrief page. But, rather than using the Platts headline: Builders’ schedule could delay completion of South Carolina nukes NEI used a less-specific headline: … Continue reading

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Leaking valve shuts down South Carolina reactor

South Carolina’s The State newspaper reported yesterday: A leaking safety valve at SCE&G’s nuclear power plant northwest of Columbia is expected to keep the plant shut down for up to two weeks as the utility works to make repairs. S.C. … Continue reading

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Event Reports: The things you’ll find out when a reactor is shut down….

Three items from today’s Event Notification page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Last Friday, as technicians were conducting a series of tests on the Unit 2 reactor at Texas’ Comanche Peak nuclear plant, “it was determined that (a … Continue reading

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NRC grants approval for two new reactors at South Carolina plant‏

On a 4-1 vote, with Chairman Gregory Jaczko dissenting, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the combined operating licenses for two new nuclear reactors to be built at the V. C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina. The approval was not … Continue reading

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