DHEC decision dangerous

...tanks prior to its solidification at SRS.For DHEC to follow the letter of the law on the delay by forcing...Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, site engineers, DHEC and citizens. The citizens and DHEC wanted the salt facility to open in 2009 as scheduled...

DHEC to continue testing lakeside beaches' water quality

...board. Beach personnel will conduct the tests, with DHEC overseeing the program. DHEC inspectors also will check freshwater swimming areas...actually gives us better coverage," said Joe Rucker, DHEC's assistant water bureau chief. "If they're...

DHEC rules may drive up costs for well-drilling

...regulations, scheduled to be approved by DHEC on Thursday, are designed to cut down...customers. But Alton Boozer, chief of DHEC's Bureau of Water, said drillers brought...date and location of every new well, said DHEC drinking water enforcer Angela Mettlen...

DHEC lifts drinking-water advisory

...plant," said Myra Reece, director of DHEC's Lower Savannah Environmental Quality Control district office in Aiken. DHEC water tests found small amounts of a...Park and Interstate 20, according to DHEC reports. The chemical is believed to...

DHEC won't release well test results

...weeks, he told the newspaper on Thursday. DHEC has tested about a dozen wells near the...had been found at the site. Last month, DHEC gave the News a list of 11 chemicals at...lawyer says Kellett had permission from DHEC. The agency denies that.

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S.C. DHEC threatens fines for Savannah River Site cleanup delays

...nuclear waste storage tanks at Savannah River Site.In a Monday letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, DHEC director Catherine Templeton repeated her criticism of cleanup efforts at the South Carolina site. The letter was in response...

Poultry operation eyes Aiken County

...comment on the Aiken County proposal, which also includes plans for managing manure, for the next 30 days, starting Aug. 12. If DHEC receives at least 20 written comments, state regulators will hold a public hearing on the proposed farm.

DHEC: No flu shots for insured SC patients

...department is testing this new policy, which DHEC has been advertising since last year...Plowden. On its Web site, the agency says "DHEC will focus its limited resources on people...covered by Medicare or Medicaid because DHEC billed the government for the cost of those...

DHEC adding newborn screening test

...summer, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, or DHEC, should have in place the staff and systems needed to start testing...of life. The new screening is DNA-based, so Templeton says DHEC will need new equipment and two additional staffers for the tests...

Court urges Chem-Nuclear safety

...Wednesday, the three-person court said DHEC had not enforced the law on several parts...percolated through radioactive materials."DHEC and Chem-Nuclear argue Chem-Nuclear...facilities we operate."On Thursday evening, DHEC also issued a statement: "The Court of...