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Savannah River Site board favors service projects over fines

...accelerate the cleanup of Cold War nuclear waste.In early November, South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control announced it would refrain from enforcing civil penalties through Dec. 18 for the site's Salt Waste Processing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-17/savannah-river-site-boar
Belton, S.C., spill a cautionary tale on pipeline safety, advocates say

...of Plantation Pipe Line Co. The company submits biweekly status updates to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.Given that the gasoline spilled in Belton has reached the underground water table, some are concerned that another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-15/belton-sc-spill-cautionary-ta
Closure of SC clinic run by Planned Parenthood under review

...a review, allowing its doors to open as usual Tuesday.Planned Parenthood asked the Department of Health and Environmental Control's governing board Monday to review the suspension order, said DHEC spokes woman Jennifer Read. That stops the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-28/closure-sc-clinic-run-planned-paren
South Carolina school districts report head lice cases

...are not required to be reported to us," said Jim Beasley, a spokesman for the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. "Outbreaks of lice would be entered into our reportable disease database, but there have been none reported in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-04/south-carolina-school-districts-rep
State's public health agency citing 3 abortion clinics, 2 companies for disposal violations

...proposed fines range from $2,200 to $21,150 for violating state disposal regulations, Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Heigel told a House panel Thursday.They are the latest fines stemming from an investigation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-11-12/states-public-health-agency-citing-
South Carolina grants temporary stay on penalties at SRS salt-waste plant

...Cold War nuclear waste. In a statement issued Wednesday, SRS said South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control will refrain from enforcing civil penalties through Dec. 18 for the site's Salt Waste Processing Facility while...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-04/south-carolina-grants-tempora
Attorney general becomes latest Republican to pursue investigation into abortion clinics

...Parenthood. The agency responded that it will promptly do so.On Thursday, Wilson asked Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Heigel to also send him the findings so his office can determine whether to pursue any potential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-20/attorney-general-becomes-latest-rep
Homeowners across South Carolina face big bills to fix dams following historic flood

...Oct. 30 deadline to hire an engineer and figure it out. The directive comes from the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the agency responsible for inspecting the dams but one that has been historically understaffed and underfunded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-26/homeowners-across-south-carol
Flu already hits Georgia, South Carolina in 2015

...getting vaccinated now against it is a good idea, officials said.The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said Tuesday that the state has already seen four lab-confirmed influenza-related deaths and 11 hospitalizations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-10-20/flu-already-hits-georgia-sou
Edgefield County fined for wastewater violations

...reaching the Savannah River," said Cassandra Harris, spokeswoman for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Harris said the fine has been paid, however, and there are ongoing monthly monitoring activities of their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-11-03/edgefield-county-fined-wastewater-v