"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen." - Thoreau

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Court Orders Barnwell to Clean Up PDF Print E-mail
Nuclear Energy

Court orders SC agency, site operator to improve radioactive-waste safety

Posted: July 31, 2014 - 1:20pm

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.

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SC suit against climate rules criticized

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August 5, 2014 Updated 13 hours ago

Wateree power plant billows steam in lower Richland County

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South Carolina’s decision to join a lawsuit challenging proposed climate change regulations sparked criticism Tuesday from environmental groups that say legal action isn’t necessary.

A dozen states, mostly in the South and Midwest, are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to stop rules that some major power companies say will drive up their costs – and utility rates.

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Nuclear Energy

Court rules against Barnwell nuclear waste dump

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July 30, 2014

Low level nuclear waste, stored inside concrete vaults in trenches at Energy Solutions/Chem-Nuclear Barnwell Complex.

GERRY MELENDEZ/GMELENDEZ@THESTATE — File photograph/The State

South Carolina’s second-highest court took steps Wednesday that could plug leaks from a nuclear waste dump where radioactive groundwater is flowing toward the Savannah River near Barnwell.

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