Dredging coal tar pollution, Civil War artifacts from the Congaree

SCANA and DHEC have abandoned plans to remove 40,000 tons of toxic tar from the Congaree River in Columbia South Carolina. This video was produced in 2015 and looked at the now-shelved dredging plan. (Video by Matt Walsh, Tim Dominick and Cliff L
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SCANA and DHEC have abandoned plans to remove 40,000 tons of toxic tar from the Congaree River in Columbia South Carolina. This video was produced in 2015 and looked at the now-shelved dredging plan. (Video by Matt Walsh, Tim Dominick and Cliff L

David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.