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SUMMER NUCLEAR STATION RECEIVES EXCELLENT SALP REPORT FROM NRC

 COLUMBIA, S.C., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) announced today that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has released its latest Systematic Assessment of Licensee Performance (SALP) report on the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, which is operated by South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), SCANA's principal subsidiary. The NRC report rated the overall level of performance at Summer Station as "excellent" during an 18-month assessment period extending from September 1, 1991 through February 27, 1993.
 The NRC evaluated operations at the 885 MW facility in seven functional areas - Plant Operations, Radiological Controls, Maintenance /Surveillance, Emergency Preparedness, Security, Engineering/Technical Support, and Safety Assessment/ Quality Verification. Ratings were assigned to each functional area in one of three performance categories. A Category 1 rating indicates a superior level of performance and is the highest rating attainable. A Category 2 rating indicates a good level of performance while a Category 3 rating represents the minimum acceptable level of performance. In addition, an improving or declining trend can be assigned to any functional area.
 For the second consecutive assessment period, Summer Station received an overall rating of "excellent" based on Category 1 ratings in five functional areas and Category 2 ratings in the other two functional areas. The plant had no Category 3 ratings.
 SALP ratings for Summer Station for the current and previous assessment periods are as follows:
 Rating This Period Rating Last Period
 Functional Area 9/1/91 - 2/27/93 5/1/90 - 8/31/91
 Plant Operations 1 1
 Radiological Controls 1 1
 Maintenance/Surveillance 1 Declining 1
 Emergency Preparedness 2 Improving 2
 Security 1 1
 Engineering/Technical Sup 2 2
 Safety Assessment/
 Quality Verification 1 1
 Summer Station completed its seventh refueling and maintenance outage and returned to service on May 3, 1993. During the 58-day outage, workers successful performed a variety of maintenance activities and system tests and inspections. The next refueling outage is scheduled in the fall of 1994.
 Summer Station is located about 30 miles from Columbia, SC in Fairfield County. The plant is owned jointly by SCE&G (2/3) and The South Carolina Public Service Authority (1/3), a public corporation of the State of South Carolina.
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 /CONTACT: H. John Winn, Manager-Investor Relations & Shareholder Services, SCANA Corporation, 803-748-3240 /
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