Green Group Challenges Duke Energy's Nuclear Plans

Law360, New York (March 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A South Carolina-based environmental group asked the state's regulators on Monday to reject a request by Duke Energy Corp. to approve preconstruction costs for the planning of two new nuclear reactors upstate.

Duke Energy asked the South Carolina Public Service Commission in December to let it charge ratepayers $64.4 million of the preconstruction costs for the Cherokee County project by raising power bills.

Duke contended that it needed the money because it had already spent $70 million on the project and expected to drop another $160...
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