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SCE&G working to repair cracks at nuclear plant

Engineers are working to seal cracks at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Engineers are working to seal cracks at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County.


The State newspaper reported (http://bit.ly/QIHM4A) the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the fractures at the South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. plant do not now represent a threat to the public.


SCE&G has told the NRC the utility's repair plans will satisfy concerns about the cracks at the plant in Jenkinsville. SCE&G says the repairs should be good for at least 40 years.


Columbia anti-nuclear activist Tom Clements says the company should put a new dome on the building, rather than simply sealing the cracks. David Lochbaum with the Union of Concerned Scientists says that could cost $40 million or more.


SCE&G spokeswoman Rhoda O'Banion says the company is ensuring there will be no future problems.


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Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com

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