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Savannah River Site authorized to close nuclear waste storage tanks in H-area

...tanks 12 and 16 from Sept. 30, 2015 to the last day of 2016, a request the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control has opposed.Tanks 12 and 16 were built in the 1950s, and more than 99 percent of the waste has been removed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-23/savannah-river-site-authorize
SC gold mine gets go-ahead

...proposed gold mine in Lancaster County.The State newspaper reported the board at the Department of Health and Environmental Control has turned down an appeal by the Sierra Club.The agency said Monday that its board has endorsed a permit approved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-09/sc-gold-mine-gets-go-ahead
South Carolina Certificate of Need havoc prompted University bid in Aiken

...regulation and has used line-item vetos to remove funding for it from the budget of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, said Allan Stalvey, the executive vice president for the South Carolina Hospital Association.The Legislature...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-05/south-carolina-certificate-n
SC reports season's 1st flu death

...Health officials say South Carolina has had its first death of this flu season. The Department of Health and Environmental Control said it was notified Tuesday that someone from the Midlands died from laboratory-confirmed flu. DHEC didn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-08/sc-reports-seasons-1st-flu-d
DHEC: SC infant mortality lowest in decades

...their first birthday in 2013 was 6.9 deaths per 1,000 babies born, according to Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton. That's down from 7.6 deaths per 1,000 births in 2012.The latest numbers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-29/dhec-sc-infant-mortality-low
SC lawmakers wary of changing hospital rules

...capital improvements or purchase $600,000 in equipment.An official with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control on Wednesday proposed allowing construction work less than $50 million and new equipment less than $10 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-13/sc-lawmakers-wary-changing-h
U.S. Energy Department disputes South Carolina's refusal to extend tank closure deadline

...up Cold War-era nuclear waste storage tanks at Savannah River Site.The state's Department of Health and Environmental Control denied in late August a request to extend the closure date for two tanks. The Department of Energy said it is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-22/us-energy-department-dispute
South Carolina denies request to postpone tank closures at Savannah River Site

...cleaning up Cold War-era, nuclear waste storage tanks at Savannah River Site.S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control denied a request from the Energy Department to postpone the closure date for two tanks from Sept. 30, 2015...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-02/south-carolina-denies-reques
Poultry operation eyes Aiken County

...miles north of downtown Aiken, prevailed against a community challenge. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control board sided with P&W Poultry in Newberry County and upheld its permit. The board did so after listening to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-11/poultry-ope
Corps of Engineers' settlement won't change Thurmond Dam operations

...unmonitored, unpermitted oil discharges from the dams.At Thurmond Dam, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control requires monitoring of only one of its 11 water outfalls ? where the water leaves the dam. Only the power plant's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-06/corps-engineers-settlement-w