SCANA chief executive Kevin Marsh was taken to a Columbia area hospital Tuesday in “severe pain.”
Marsh was treated for kidney stones and is being discharged Tuesday afternoon from a local hospital, said SCANA spokesman Eric Boomhower.
Marsh had been at the S.C. State House preparing to testify before a state Senate panel investigating the Cayce-based utility’s decision to abandon the construction of two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County.
That decision — by SCANA’s SCE&G subsidiary and the state-owned Santee Cooper utility — could cost S.C. consumers billions of dollars due to a 2007 state law.
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Senators heard Tuesday morning from officials of the state Public Service Commission and Office of Regulatory Staff.
After a brief mid-day break, Marsh and other SCANA executives were to testify. However, SCANA chief financial officer Jimmy Addison told senators that Marsh had been taken ill and was in “severe pain.” Addison said Marsh’s initial diagnosis was promising.