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Aug 4, 2023

Judge ends case against executive in nuclear project debacle

COLUMBIA — A judge has ordered criminal charges dropped against the final executive accused of lying about problems building two nuclear reactors in South Carolina that were abandoned without generating a watt of power. The judge tossed the charges Wednesday because ratepayers of the utility that lost billions of dollars on the project were improperly […]

Jun 11, 2021

3rd guilty plea in South Carolina nuclear project failure

COLUMBIA (AP) — A former official for the contractor hired to build two South Carolina nuclear reactors that were never completed pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to federal authorities. Carl Churchman entered the plea in federal court, court records show. Churchman was the project director for Westinghouse Electric Co., the lead contractor to build two […]

Apr 22, 2021

S.C. governor wants McCoy to run Santee Cooper board

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina’s governor wants a former lawmaker who spent a year as the state’s top federal prosecutor to lead the board that runs state-owned utility Santee Cooper. Peter McCoy said Wednesday that his two goals if he becomes Santee Cooper board chairman are to improve the utility’s relationship with the General Assembly […]

Mar 8, 2018

Governor taps ex-prosecutor to lead South Carolina utility

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina’s governor has chosen a former top prosecutor to lead the board of state-owned utility Santee Cooper. Gov. Henry McMaster announced March 7 he has picked former state Attorney General Charlie Condon to fulfill the rest of former chairman Leighton Lord’s term, which expires in May. McMaster says he will appoint Condon to […]

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