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1:23 am on Tuesday October 22, 2013

Fire at MeadWestvaco chemical plant contained

The fire that followed a leak at the MeadWestvaco Specialty Chemicals plant in North Charleston has been contained.
1:13 pm on Friday November 12, 2010

Summerville chemical plant closes up shop, leaves behind leaky drums (update: removed)

Image by Flickr user gelund Not the drums in question, but you get the idea. See a photo of the real ones here. Update November 12: The Post and Courier reports that the property owner has hired a company to remove the barrels; take a read of the...
7:49 am on Friday September 25, 2009

Chemical drums found in Upstate river after heavy rains

Image by U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation BoardImage by 20090925-chemicals.jpg When mixed with water the chemical becomes hydrogen sulfide, a substance that killed two at pulp and paper mill in Pennington, Alabama. Folks were pretty...
3:20 am on Monday September 21, 2009

Hormone pills turn more S.C. male bass into 'bassinas'

Image by USGSImage by 20090921-bass.jpg A USGS study says some 20% of male bass are being effected by fish feminization as human birth control and other chemicals seep into water ways.  Read more stories on this subject in our water topic page.In S...