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12:45 am on Friday October 19, 2012

Sewer overflows in Bluffton, spilling 10,000 gallons of the smelly stuff

Flickr user prenetic Officials are reporting that some 10,000 gallons of sewage was spilled into a holding pond in the Bluffton area on Thursday. A contractor working near the intersection Buckwater Parkway and Highway 278 (map below) damaged a 14-...
12:05 pm on Wednesday September 7, 2011

WMBF investigates who dealt it (Update: WPDE takes a whiff)

Jim Girardi Update September 7th: Will we run out of stinky puns before this story runs out of gas? Unlikely. WPDE ran a brief today about the Grand Strand Coastal Alliance, a coalition of municipal and county governments, trying to find a way to...
5:24 am on Monday June 20, 2011

Storm caused large wastewater spill into waterway

Pam Broviak Sunday afternoon lightning storms caused approximately 400,000 gallons of wastewater to spill into the Intracoastal Waterway.  This breaking news alert came through from The Sun News yesterday, but no more new details have been released...
7:58 am on Saturday March 5, 2011

Folly Beach asks for more proof of cruise lines' environmental commitment

Image by Flickr user Tony.Gonzalez As you might suspect, Folly Beach is rather reliant on the quality of its beaches and as such, the town is expressing concern over the increasing volume of cruise ships visiting Charleston. At center, the city is...
9:28 am on Friday December 31, 2010

Many oyster, clam beds closed in Beaufort after sewage spill on Parris Island (update: reopen)

Flickr user willapalens Update December 31, reopen: After three weeks of closure the oyster beds and clam harvesting areas are reopen. "These areas have been reopened because water quality and tissue sampling results indicate bacteria levels are...
1:29 pm on Thursday December 9, 2010

Sewage spill on Parris Island flows into Beaufort River

Flickr user evilgurl The unspoiled marsh off Parris Island in a file shot. Update December 10: Many Beaufort area oyster beds have been closed. We just received word that a sewage spill of an estimated 90,000 gallons into the Beaufort River was due...
9:20 am on Monday February 22, 2010

Sewer Overflow at Air Force Base

Image by gdiazdeleon from FlickrAccording to the North Charleston Sewer District, the Charleston Air Force Base is dealing with 5,000+ gallons of overflowing sewage. Authorities plan to restrict fishing and crabbing in the Ashley River due to the...
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