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Barnwell: The Atlantic Compact is Working

With renewed efforts to reopen the Barnwell nuclear waste site, we are getting some questions about the site and how we got to where are now. I’ll try to boil it down to a few key points.

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The Governor on DHEC

Governor Haley outlined her thoughts on DHEC this week, as reported by The State: “Gov. Nikki Haley says there are “a lot of things” she would like to see done at the S.C.

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Testing the Waters

Over the weekend, The State focused on a question that came up at a House hearing last week: How do we know if our rivers are clean? The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) monitors the pollution levels in…

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The Thing About Water

So, in our office there is always a lot of talk about water. Lately, it’s been about the rivers running dry, toxic dumps polluting and the threat of offshore drilling. We talk a lot about water. But I am not…

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Disturbing News from DHEC

The DHEC Board hired its Director-nominee for a newly-created position while the nominee awaits Senate review. By creating a new position for the nominee with a salary potentially greater than the Director’s salary, the DHEC Board violates the…

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Why did they bury toxic waste by a lake?

After we posted an article from The State yesterday on our Facebook page, some folks asked us “Why did the bury toxic waste by a lake?” Sparkleberry Swamp on the northern reaches of Lake Marion seems like the last…

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The Next DHEC Director

Today, Catherine Templeton announced her resignation as Director of the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control. We thank Director Templeton for her service to the state and we…

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The DHEC Board and Enforcing the Law

Folks, you may remember reading about DHEC proposing a fine of $750,000 for an illegal seawall that the Wild Dunes Ocean Club Villas association built. One reason the fine was so high was that the homeowners association hid the…

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Watching Pinewood

This morning’s article in The State on the Pinewood landfill and the risk of hazardous waste leaking into Lake Marion reminds us all of the importance of strong leadership to protect our drinking water and our natural areas. We are…