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DHEC: SC infant mortality lowest in decades

...weren't talking before," said Dr. Amy Picklesimer, an obstetrician who works with the Birth Outcomes Initiative, an effort by DHEC and several partners to improve the health of newborns across the state."This may be a blip, but something has changed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-29/dhec-sc-infant-mortality-low
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-09-24/dhec-decision-dangerous
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/15/met_217530.shtml
Metro
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/07/met_246757.shtml
Metro
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/04/met_246470.shtml
Metro
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/17/tec_242187.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-16/sc-dhec-threatens-fines-savan
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-23/dhec-adding-newborn-screening
Aiken County officials say Langley Dam release working

...engineering expects the draw-down to continue until Monday," Sgt. Jason Feemster said in a news release. "County officials and DHEC hope that sometime Monday they will gather more information about the leak, as well as a plan to repair any damage."Feemster...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-13/aiken-county-officials-say-la
SC lawmakers wary of changing hospital rules

...containment," said Jonathan Yarborough, DHEC's legislative and constituent services...Is that the intent of the leadership of DHEC, to basically do away with the CON process...Haley's veto of nearly $2 million that DHEC required to run the Certificate of Need...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-13/sc-lawmakers-wary-changing-h