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The S.C. Legislature will determine the fate of Santee Cooper and plot the future for hundreds of thousands of electric customers by the middle of next year.
“Westinghouse has no legal claim to this equipment,” an attorney for the state-owned utility said.
With apologies to Gamecocks fans, you could call the 2019 legislative session the “wait ’til next year” year.
State-owned utility Santee Cooper has been excavating the toxic waste from the Conway site since late 2014, about two years after it closed its Grainger power plant.
Gov. Henry McMaster withdrew the nomination of former S.C. Attorney General Charlie Condon as chairman of state-owned utility Santee Cooper after rejection last week from a Senate panel.
A consortium that includes domestic and foreign companies is interested in buying the two abandoned nuclear reactors in Fairfield County and finish the project supposed to usher in a new wave of clean energy in the country, a state lawmaker told The Post and Courier.
The Statehouse's final decision will determine where 179,000 Santee Cooper customers and the state's 20 electric cooperatives get their power.
The rare rejections of two nominees came on a single day this week — and they exposed increasing tension between McMaster and the state Senate on the issue of gubernatorial appointments.
A "next generation" industrial park that broke ground a year ago in Berkeley County is about to get its first tenant space and a new nature tr…