Post Tagged with: "Barnwell"

Barnwell County residents talk during a Thursday Promise Zone town hall meeting.

BRACK: Rural communities know challenges, need to seize opportunities

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | People in rural counties across South Carolina know the challenges they face.
They know about their high poverty, higher than normal unemployment, challenged schools and need for better health care facilities. They understand how their tax rates are higher than urban areas because of the lack of a broad industrial tax base to help fund local services.

by · 07/10/2015 · Andy Brack, Commentary
Gov. Nikki Haley during the 2015 State of the State address.

Haley comes out against more nuclear waste

Gov. Nikki Haley today said she was opposed to plans voiced by some legislators to generate additional state revenue by allowing more nuclear waste at a landfill in Barnwell, S.C.

by · 03/19/2015 · News briefs, Politics
Senators debate waste for Barnwell nuke dump

Senators debate waste for Barnwell nuke dump

By Bill Davis | Some top members of the state Senate seem to be swapping playbooks on the issue of whether to allow the Barnwell County nuclear dump to accept more radioactive waste to generate more money for state coffers.

State Sen. Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg), who represents the area where the facility is located, is pushing for the expansion of what can be dumped in the Barnwell site.

This week, he said he would “swap” placement of some lower-level radioactive material to out-of-state sites to make room for higher-level radioactive waste.

by · 03/06/2015 · News