Columbia, SC — I read the latest article about nuclear waste in South Carolina with renewed horror (“Study sees treasure in nuclear trash,” March 14). It’s hard to believe that our lawmakers will be short-sighted enough to open the door on to more waste.
Jobs, yes; money, yes — but for how long, and what then? “Interim” deposit? “Interim” can stretch to 1,000 years. Who would ever remove this ghastly mess? The door should be shut immediately on this proposal. We must not sell South Carolina to the highest bidder.
We have been given the miracle of life to spend on our miracle planet, and we are determined to render it inhabitable by poisoning the land, air and water. Speak up, South Carolinians. This mustn’t go any further.
Lee County is suffering from monumental waste disposal, and Marlboro County has been fighting a six-year battle to prevent garbage from the entire east coast being sent here. Is South Carolina to become the nation’s dump? Williamsburg County wisely said “no” before dumping could get a toehold. We should all learn from it.