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12:45 am on Friday October 19, 2012

Sewer overflows in Bluffton, spilling 10,000 gallons of the smelly stuff

Flickr user prenetic Officials are reporting that some 10,000 gallons of sewage was spilled into a holding pond in the Bluffton area on Thursday. A contractor working near the intersection Buckwater Parkway and Highway 278 (map below) damaged a 14-...
12:40 pm on Tuesday June 19, 2012

Waste sludge spill fouls up downtown Charleston road

Image by Flickr user EcologyWA Not the actual sludge, but you get the idea. Spilling several wheelbarrows worth of treated sludge from the Plum Island Waste Water Treatment Plant near Johns Island, a dump truck brought stench and traffic delay to...
12:01 pm on Sunday March 18, 2012

Several local waterbodies reopened for oyster, shellfish harvesting

Flickr user Tim Brown Architects Oyster beds near Penn Center. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has reopened several approved shellfish growing areas in Beaufort County. "These areas have been reopened because water quality...
5:54 am on Saturday December 10, 2011

Oyster, clam harvesting areas on Battery Creek closed (Updated)

Flickr user Tim Brown Architects Oyster beds near Penn Center. (Updates at the bottom.) All clam and oyster harvesting beds on Battery Creek and its tributaries have been closed to harvest due to a sewage spill. "This closure is temporary and is the...
11:00 am on Tuesday February 2, 2010

Uranium spill outside of Columbia under Federal investigation

Image by Flickr user martinhoward Federal regulators are conducting an investigation at the Westinghouse Electric Co. plant near Columbia where over 200 gallons of uranium and ammonia contaminated wastewater was spilled after a major pump failure.