Refunds arriving for Santee Cooper and cooperative customers

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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Customers of some South Carolina utilities are getting refunds of some of their payments toward a failed nuclear construction project.

Customers of state-owned utility Santee Cooper and associated electric cooperatives are getting checks if they have a refund of more than $25 from the failed V.C. Sumner nuclear plant. They’re getting a bill credit if they’re owed less than $25.

Refunds are going to people who were customers between January 2007 and Jan. 31, 2020. The money is part of a $520 million class action lawsuit settlement from the abandoned $9 billion nuclear plant project in Fairfield County.  

Former state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, an attorney who worked on the settlement, says 1.6 million customers are getting refunds averaging $170.

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