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Meeting Announcement (August 25) PDF Print E-mail
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ATTENTION:  EPA PUBLIC MEETING ON THE ADMIRAL APPLIANCE SUPERFUND SITE IN WILLISTON, SC.
Come out to hear information and an update on the plan to clean up and remediate this site.
On Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7pm,the EPA is holding a PUBLIC meeting at CITY HALL, 13112 Main St, Williston, SC 29853 ABOUT THIS VERY TOPIC of the Superfund site.  Williston's Spur Branch and other waters empty into the Edisto River. We need to request and examine up-to-date information from the EPA on the 2012 plan to remediate the contamination of the soils and waters related to the Admiral Appliance superfund site.  PLEASE circulate this information to those in the area to attend and ask questions.


 
A message from our chapter chair PDF Print E-mail
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Click here to read a message from our chapter chair, Susan Corbett.

 
Ceremonial Bill Signing PDF Print E-mail
Renewable Energy

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On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Governor Nikki Haley joined solar champion, Senator Greg Gregory (R-Lancaster), in the ceremonial bill signing of S.1189, the solar energy bill.  The South Carolina Sierra Club supported this important legislation in 2014, which incorporates distributed energy resource programs, net metering and third-party solar leasing in our state.  Here Sierra Club lobbyist, Benton Wislinski and Sierra Club solar organizer, Samantha Siegel, join Governor Nikki Haley in celebration of the bill's passage.

 
Time to Chem Clean PDF Print E-mail
Nuclear Energy

Court urges Chem-Nuclear safety

Last updated Friday, Aug 1, 2014 8:07 AM
COLUMBIA -- The South Carolina Court of Appeals is ordering Chem-Nuclear to better protect the groundwater from contamination at Barnwell County’s low-level radioactive waste disposal site.

Under the order, the site operator and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control have 90 days to turn in a plan to reach compliance.

The Sierra Club, represented by the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, had not asked for Chem-Nuclear’s license to be revoked, but rather that it improve waste-handling procedures at the 235-acre site near the town of Snelling.

Read more: Time to Chem Clean
 
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