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Investigative reporter @postandcourier, based in Columbia. 2018 SC Journalist of the Year. Alum of @thestate @natpress @TulsaWorld @DJNF & @UofSC Honors College
31 Jul 19
Today marks two years since the VC Summer #nuclear construction project was suddenly abandoned, quickly becoming one of the largest financial, legal, political and regulatory debacles in the history of South Carolina. Thread (1/?):
A quick search of @thestate's archives show we have since published more than 500 stories, editorials, op-eds, and letters to the editor about VC Summer. I've spent the past two years following the story, with tons of help from @sfretwell83 and others here.
We interviewed sources and reviewed hundreds of thousands of documents to piece together how the project failed, who enabled it and benefited from it and how it had caused the power bills of millions of #SC residents to soar. A few highlights:
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