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Statement From Governor Henry McMaster On V.C. Summer Nuclear Station

March 29, 2017

Columbia, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster has released the following statement in response to Westinghouse Electric Co. filing for bankruptcy:

"Completion of the reactors at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station will provide our state with clean and plentiful electricity for generations to come. They are critical components to our future economic prosperity. I have spoken with Secretary Rick Perry and received briefings from the chief executive officers of the utilities involved, and will closely monitor the situation in the days and weeks to come. I am confident that the plans and contingencies they have prepared will result in the completion of the project.”