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5:03 am on Friday November 4, 2011

AVX to demolish 17th Avenue "MB1" location, eventually

Right off the heels of the ongoing contamination scandal, it has been discovered that AVX has plans to level the long-standing location in reports to DHEC. The only thing is, the City of Myrtle Beach doesn't know anything about it and no permits...
4:23 am on Wednesday November 2, 2011

AVX ruled responsible for contamination (Update: DHEC proposes dangerous plan)

Flickr user Uncle Chicken Nasty Water Update 11/2: DHEC answered questions from citizens and public officials Tuesday as well as proposing a solution to remediate the contamination. Enhanced anaerobic bioremediation´╗┐┬ábasically involves pumping a...
4:07 am on Sunday December 6, 2009

Mystery contaminant raises fear of coal contamination (update: still no answer)

Image by Flickr user malla_mi Update December 6: Testing from SCE&G and S.C. DHEC is in, and there's still no definitive answer. -- Though there's some pretty cool visuals. Hop over to The Post and Courier to see what's up. First reporting:...
6:19 am on Wednesday June 24, 2009

Fish from S.C. waterways show elevated mercury, contamination levels

Image by Flickr user JerroldImage by 20090624-fish.jpg State health officials are concerned about the levels of mercury and contamination in 28 of South Carolina's waterways. Read more stories on this subject in our mercury topic page.Ten of the...
3:48 pm on Friday September 12, 2008

Mount Pleasant Waterworks urges some customers to boil water

The company has asked its customers north of U.S. 17 to boil their drinking water for the next 24 hours as there is a risk of potential water contamination. The risk comes after a contractor broke a water line around noon on Friday resulting in low...