After a long court battle, the power utility SCE&G hopes to proceed with its plans to construct two new nuclear reactors at its plant in Jenkinsville. There is an upcoming opportunity for the public to put forward its own opinion on the project.
After a recent court ruling allowed it to move ahead, South Carolina Electric and Gas completed an environmental impact statement for its planned expansion of its nuclear plant in Jenkinsville about 25 miles northwest of Columbia.
The full 867 page report is available online at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s webpage. The Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers will discuss the report in a meeting open to the public at White Hall AME Church in Jenkinsville on Thursday, May 27 from noon until 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Commission members will be available to speak with the public for the first two hours of each meeting. Anyone who wants to present their comments in advance at the meeting must register with the NRC by the end of today.