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TOP FIVE:  On state’s resilience, pensions, bees, more

TOP FIVE: On state’s resilience, pensions, bees, more

Top Five stories you might have missed during the week ending Sept. 30, 2016: How a German publication outlines how South Carolina overcame the economic crisis; Pensioners and their state retirement; The need to protect bees; Flood lessons; and another nuke site rears its head.

by · 09/30/2016 · News, Top Five
Spent nuclear fuel stored underwater and uncapped at the Hanford site in Washington; via Wikipedia.

MY TURN: Don’t let South Carolina become a nuclear dumping ground

By Julie Hussey and JoAnne Day | Nuclear waste is one of those things most people hope someone else is thinking about. The good news is that for 40 years, members of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina (LWVSC) have been following waste issues at the Savannah River Site (SRS). Recent national and international proposals require all South Carolinians to become informed and take action.

by · 12/31/2015 · Commentary, My Turn
14.16: On Edisto, Fritz Hollings, nuclear waste

14.16: On Edisto, Fritz Hollings, nuclear waste

In the new issue of Statehouse Report, senior editor Bill Davis looks into the future of the Edisto River; Andy Brack thanks Sen. Fritz Hollings; and Suzanne Rhodes outlines problems with nuclear waste.

by · 04/17/2015 · Full Issue
Savannah River Site’s E Area, which is used for storage and disposal of waste materials.  Source:  Energy.gov.

MY TURN: Continued nuclear waste storage not in S.C.’s interest

By Suzanne Rhodes | Nuclear wastes at Savannah River Site (SRS) have been leaking for decades. The League of Women Voters of South Carolina has been observing the slow progress of managing the legacy weapons wastes for over 30 years. It now appears likely that not only wastes from SRS, but also international wastes, will stay at the Aiken County site for the foreseeable future.

Two reports released late in 2014 indicate legal and political opposition will obstruct current U.S. nuclear waste storage plans. Neither Yucca Mountain nor any other site for geologic high-level waste disposal — not even “interim” storage of commercial spent fuel — is likely to develop, according to the Government Accountability Office.

From medical marijuana to feral hogs, coyotes and armadillos

From medical marijuana to feral hogs, coyotes and armadillos

State lawmakers introduced 90 new bills, many of which were congratulatory in nature. In the mix: medical marijuana, feral hogs, voter registration, nuclear waste and animal tattoos.

by · 03/27/2015 · Politics, Tally Sheet
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