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Iran official denies report of nuclear reactor being sealed
FILE -- This Oct. 27, 2004 file photo, shows the interior of the Arak heavy water production facility in Arak, 360 kms southwest of Tehran, Iran. In remarks to state TV Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, Ali Asghar Zarean, Iran's deputy nuclear chief, denied a report that technicians have dismantled the core of the country's nearly finished heavy water reactor and filled it with concrete as part of Tehran's obligations under the nuclear deal with the West. The official says Iran will first sign an agreement with China to modify the Arak reactor, a deal that is expected next week. (AP Photo/Fars News Agancy, File)

Reporters get rare look at SC nuke reactor project

JENKINSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Reporters are getting a rare look at some of the first nuclear reactors of their kind to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years.

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. and Santee Cooper are building two new reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville. The reactors are slated to come online in 2019 and 2020. Reporters get a look on Wednesday.

The project has continued to cost more for SCE&G power customers. SCE&G is seeking a 3.1 percent residential raise that would be the largest single rate increase since it began charging its 700,000 customers for construction.

The hike would take effect at the end of November if approved and would be the ninth such increase to pay for the $14 billion reactors since 2009.

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