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6:00 am on Sunday July 10, 2011

Despite concern over rising mercury levels, DHEC's testing funds get the ax

Flickr user curtzsi Despite alerts of elevated mercury levels in both local waterways and fish over the past couple of years, budget cuts have forced the Department of Health and Environmental Control to put the brakes on a statewide campaign to...
4:48 am on Sunday July 10, 2011

Despite concern over rising mercury levels, DHEC's testing funds get the ax

Flickr user curtzsi Despite alerts of elevated mercury levels in both local waterways and fish over the past couple of years, budget cuts have forced the Department of Health and Environmental Control to put the brakes on a statewide campaign to...
8:30 am on Friday July 1, 2011

Despite concern over rising mercury levels, DHEC's testing funds get the ax

Image by Flickr user curtzsiDespite alerts of elevated mercury levels in both local waterways and fish over the past couple of years, budget cuts have forced the Department of Health and Environmental Control to put the brakes on a statewide...
9:22 am on Tuesday May 24, 2011

Alert issued after high levels of mercury found in cobia (update: perspective, energy policy)

Flickr user Curtzsi Update May 24: With the Beaufort County's highly-prized cobia fish on mercury watch list, there's been understandable concern.  And with that in mind The Island Packet has written a pretty solid editorial that puts the warning...
6:39 am on Saturday January 9, 2010

Calls grow for a ban on eating bass from S.C. lakes due to mercury

Image by Flickr user mrjoro While South Carolina has warnings to not eat or limit how much you eat of certain types of fish from specific waterbodies, the state's DHEC has been reluctant to issue a statewide ban on eating bass due to widespread...
4:26 am on Tuesday August 25, 2009

Coal power plant planned for coastal S.C. may be dead (updated)

Update August 25: The State has followed with a more flushed out piece; it does a good job of bringing you up to speed. As somone already in the loop, I found The State's editorial on the issue to be more interesting. They point out that Santee...
6:19 am on Wednesday June 24, 2009

Fish from S.C. waterways show elevated mercury, contamination levels

Image by Flickr user JerroldImage by 20090624-fish.jpg State health officials are concerned about the levels of mercury and contamination in 28 of South Carolina's waterways. Read more stories on this subject in our mercury topic page.Ten of the...
6:42 am on Tuesday April 14, 2009

Groups band together in suit against Pee Dee Coal Plant

Image by Santee CooperImage by 20080610powerplant.jpg The proposed Pee Dee power plant has received much criticism as too great a risk to the environment. Santee Cooper has countered that it’s a totally modern clean-as-can-be facility.   Six groups...
4:44 am on Friday February 13, 2009

Here's what's next for the proposed coal plant near Florence

After the state's DHEC issued a permit OK'ing a $2.2 billion coal power plant near Florence, The State has done a piece that also talks about what's next for the plant. Read more stories on this subject in our coal topic page.In short, the plant is...
10:30 am on Thursday February 12, 2009

DHEC refusing to block path for new coal plant

Despite yesterday's posturing (one, two) about why we should scrap a proposed coal plant near Florence, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has said it's obliged to not block the power plant's path as long as it's following the...

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