JENKINSVILLE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Electric and Gas Company says a key module has been put in place at the new reactor complex being built in Fairfield County.
The company said Tuesday the 180,000-pound module will form the support base for the containment building at the new Unit 2 plant.
SCE&G is building two new reactors at the V.C. Summer Nucl3ear Station in Jenkinsville. The new reactors will cost nearly $10 billion and are among the first of their kind to be built in the United States in more than 30 years.
SCE&G already has one reactor at the site and is adding two more to meet future demand for electricity.
The containment building will weigh about 4,000 tons.
The two new reactors are expected to be ready in 2019 and 2020.