Bil­lions down the drain as new nu­clear plants scrapped.

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

Bil­lions of dol­lars spent on two new nu­clear re­ac­tors in South Carolina have gone up in smoke when the own­ers nixed plans to fin­ish them be­cause of de­lays and cost over­runs.

The de­ci­sion Mon­day deals a se­vere blow to the in­dus­try’s fu­ture. The re­ac­tors were set to be among the first built in the U.S. in decades.

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