Environmental review endorses Duke plant in Gaffney - FOX Carolina 21

Environmental review endorses Duke plant in Gaffney

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GAFFNEY, SC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

The creation of two nuclear reactors is one step closer to reality.

The Associated Press reports the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recommended approval of the project, which would create a nuclear station for Duke Energy near Gaffney.

It could take some time before it becomes reality, though.  The report said it could take around two years before a decision comes from federal regulators on the plant.

The NRC study found that environmental impacts would be small, and would use water from the Broad River to cool the plant.

Duke Energy said they have spent around $350 million already on the pre-construction costs.

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