Two new AP1000 nuclear power reactors are under construction at the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Along with two new units at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia, these are the first new nuclear units built in the United States in the past three decades.
As host Rhonda O'Banion explains, teamwork in the community and on the construction site go hand-in-hand-as evidenced by North American Young Generation in Nuclear's school supplies drive for the local McCrory-Liston School of Technology. Preparations for the basemat concrete pour are underway for Unit 3, while major components for Unit 2-such as the reactor vessel and reactor vessel head-have arrived, and construction including the containment vessel and cooling towers is well underway:
For more technical details, see these media briefings hosted by SCE&G Chief Operating Officer Stephen A. Byrne:
Thanks to South Carolina Electric & Gas for producing these fine videos.