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Important steps at SRS make the world safer

...Department of Energy and SRS contractors, as well as regulators; the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. All have worked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-04/important-steps-
Across South Carolina

...Eight people eventually became ill, including a 2-year-old boy who later died.The Department of Health and Environmental Control released details about its investigation Wednesday.State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell says that as soon as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-10/across-south-carolina
E. coli outbreak sickens 7, closes Greenwood day care

...At least four of the seven cases are the same strain of E. coli, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.Two people infected with the bacteria remain in the hospital, DHEC said in a statement Monday.The death of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-08/e-coli-outbreak-sickens-7-clo
SC considers possible pipeline-related laws

...requiring a company to win approval from both the state Public Service Commission and Department of Health and Environmental Control before condemning private property through eminent domain.Last month, Georgia Department of Transportation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-04/sc-considers-possible-pipeli
Truck burns on I-20 in SC

FLORENCE, S.C. - Crews from four fire departments and officials from the Department of Health and Environmental Control are on the scene after a truck carrying recycled cardboard and plastic began burning on Interstate 20 near Florence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-11/truck-burns-i-20-sc
SC senators say Heigel has the right experience to balance business, environmental interests

...Greenville attorney Catherine Heigel, a former Duke Energy executive, as director of the Department of Health and Environmental Control. The unanimous vote followed 15 minutes of glowing comments on her selection."You may be a lady for all seasons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-21/sc-senators-say-heigel-has-ri
SC lawmakers debate certificate of need program

...program nearly died in July 2013 when Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed the $2 million that the Department of Health and Environmental Control uses to run the program. Hospitals sued, saying lawmakers never voted to end the program, and the state Supreme...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-24/sc-lawmakers-debate-certifica
DHEC board chooses new leader

...former Duke Energy executive was chosen Friday as the next leader of South Carolina's Depart ment of Health and Environmental Control.The department's governing board voted unanimously to select Catherine Heigel, who was president of the utility's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-24/dhec-board-chooses-new-leader
Pipeline leaks common, riverkeeper says

...failure in the 27-inch pipeline, said Jim Beasley, spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Belton is a city of about 4,400 people in Anderson County in northwestern South Carolina. To date 176,901...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-30/pipeline-leaks-common-riverk
SC fined Vogtle, temporarily blocked shipments last year

...Southern Nuclear spokeswoman Michelle Tims said.On July 3, the South Carolina Depart ment of Health and Environmental Control told Southern Nuclear that its radioactive waste-transport permit, issued Jan. 2 of last year, was suspended...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-07/sc-fined-vogtle-temporar