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5:15 am on Saturday December 22, 2012

Come check out the mysterious Savannah River Site in 2013

DOE Most of us probably know about the Savannah River Site, a massive 198,344-acre U.S. government site responsible for processing and storing nuclear materials, but few of us have likely seen much of it besides driving through the rural fringes of...
11:15 am on Monday December 17, 2012

Come check out the mysterious Savannah River Site in 2013

Image by DOEMost of us probably know about the Savannah River Site, a massive 198,344-acre U.S. government site responsible for processing and storing nuclear materials, but few of us have likely seen much of it besides driving through the rural...
4:07 am on Sunday December 6, 2009

Mystery contaminant raises fear of coal contamination (update: still no answer)

Image by Flickr user malla_mi Update December 6: Testing from SCE&G and S.C. DHEC is in, and there's still no definitive answer. -- Though there's some pretty cool visuals. Hop over to The Post and Courier to see what's up. First reporting:...
5:28 am on Monday November 30, 2009

Groundbreaking on $795 million biomass power plant at the Savannah River Site today

Image by DOEImage by 20091130-doe.jpg The Savannah River Site will be home to a new biomass power plant -- one that will cost $795 million and burn a mix of timber and shredded tires. It's expected to be a far cleaner source of energy than the...
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...
5:51 am on Friday April 17, 2009

Santee Cooper: We don't love coal either

Image by Flickr user urbanarchæology Image by 20090417-coal.jpg Coal: Santee Cooper says that they don't like it, but it's the only viable option. Responding to ongoing criticism of a proposed coal power plant near Florence, Santee Cooper's leaders...
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...
10:50 am on Wednesday February 11, 2009

State agencies fighting over proposed coal plant

Image by Flickr user davipt Image by 20090211-coal.jpg Update February 11, 3:15 p.m.: Governor Mark Sanford has officially announced he's against the proposed coal plant and says we should pursue nuclear options. Go read about it. First reporting:...
3:50 am on Sunday January 18, 2009

Proposed Pee Dee coal plant sees growing opposition

Read more stories on this subject in our coal topic page.The head of the National Wildlife Federation has joined the Sierra Club, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in saying: "Hey,...

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