South Carolina has enjoyed the benefits of a cost-recovery structure that factors into new nuclear energy development, writes state Sen. Creighton Coleman. While lawmakers in Florida recently considered doing away with a similar policy, Coleman writes that South Carolina enjoys the economic benefits of nuclear energy, including the expansion of the V.C. Summer plant. He writes, "More than 1,500 workers are working on the site and the project will create 3,000 to 3,500 jobs at peak construction over the next few years. The communities near the plant have some of the best schools, roads, libraries, police, fire and other municipal infrastructure."

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