Clemson researcher to study plutonium underground for DOE (AUDIO)

Environmental scientists at Clemson University have received a three-year $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study how plutonium interacts with soil. Clemson Professor of Environmental Engineering Dr. Brian Powell says the research could help the Department of Energy more accurately estimate the risk posed by long term nuclear waste disposal. Powell [...] [...] Read More

McMaster: Agreement close in SC, NC river dispute (AUDIO)

SC Attorney General Henry McMaster says that an agreement may be close in the ongoing water dispute between the Carolinas. The Associated Press and multiple media outlets are reporting that a bi-state commission approved a joint settlement agreement among the two states, a power company and a public utility. AUDIO: Catawba-Wateree Commission Member Rick Lee [...] [...] Read More

GSP Airport awarded and makes Southwest announcement

The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport’s General Aviation Terminal has been awarded a Gold Leed certification from the U-S Green Building council. The award was presented to the airport this morning. GSP Executive Director Dave Edwards says this award is a milestone. This is a first step in an effort by the Airport Commission and the airport [...] [...] Read More

Stimulus funds to help protect threatened Upstate hemlocks (AUDIO)

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is going on the offensive to protect some of the Upstate’s most important and vulnerable tree species. In the coming months, crews will be aggressively treating Carolina hemlocks and Eastern hemlocks against a pest known as the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Forest Protection Chief Darryl Jones says a $178,000 stimulus grant [...] [...] Read More

SC lawmakers get serious about H2O (AUDIO)

Water is a finite resource and its judicious use is important to the future of the state, according to the emphasis at last week’s two-day South Carolina Water Resources Conference in Columbia. State Senator Phil Leventis of Sumter says industry and government have to develop ways to use water wisely. Leventis says that would include manufacturers using [...] [...] Read More