Information is surfacing about more leaks as Westinghouse seeks a 40-year license for its nuclear fuel plant near Columbia. In one case, the company says it doesn’t plan to clean up a leak for decades.
Westinghouse and state regulators explained to lower Richland residents why the company’s Bluff Road nuclear fuel factory leaked uranium into the ground recently. Private well pollution has not been documented yet.
Repticon’s Columbia wildlife show features venomous snake sales in a state with few restrictions on the practice. The show is an attraction for poisonous snake enthusiasts. The event is Repticon’s largest in SC
The owners of Gibson Pond and Old Mill Pond are in the process of drawing up plans for reconstruction of their dams, which were destroyed in the record October 2015 floods. The ponds could be restored by mid 2019.
A 14-year-old was surfing near Atlantic Beach, N.C. when he was bitten twice in the leg by a shark, the fire chief said, adding the teen got stitches at an area hospital for his non-life threatening injuries.
There are more alligators on the South Carolina coast and in the Lowcountry than in Columbia. But you can still see gators if you know where to look, from the Timmerman Trail on the Cayce Riverwalk to Riverfront Park.
A Columbia, SC woman was going into her backyard when she saw her favorite squirrel was dead and a bush move before she grabbed her cat as a huge rattlesnake slithered past, which she recorded on her phone.
A 61-year-old man suffered a “very serious” injury after he was attacked by a shark, according to the Cape Cod National Seashore chief ranger. It was the first shark attack of a person on the Cape since 2012.
A blacktip shark was tagged for a SC Department of Natural Resources study, but most of the data was lost when the tag was placed in a car driving through Charleston, Mount Pleasant before being thrown away.
Portuguese man o’ war attacks have been reported at Folly Beach, and the SC town issued a warning about their extremely painful sting. If you get stung, here are some tips of what to do and not do for treatment.
SCE&G is cleaning up coal ash that polluted groundwater in a S.C. community where people drink from private wells. The efforts are occurring despite a Trump plan to ease restrictions on coal-ash cleanups.
A state agency says it hasn’t found evidence that uranium-polluted soil has contaminated groundwater from a leak at a SC nuclear factory, but it will continue to investigate. A public meeting is planned Aug. 13.
A Mississippi man who works for a forestry service saw a rattlesnake he estimated to be 4-5 feet long, weighed about eight pounds and sent loud warnings with its rattling, which he documented on a viral video.
Stockholders are expected to vote Tuesday to sell SCANA to a Virginia utility. The vote — one year to the day after SCANA abandoned a nuclear expansion project — will mark the loss of “part of our heritage,” one shareholder said, adding, “I’m in tears.’’