Barnwell County nuclear dump keeps permit - - Columbia, South Carolina

Barnwell County nuclear dump keeps permit

(Charleston-AP) November 15, 2005 - A judge says Chem-Nuclear Systems can keep its permit to run a low-level radioactive waste dump in Barnwell County.

Administrative Law Judge John D. Geathers says the company must study ways to improve its disposal practices after an environmental group raised serious concerns, but that admonition was not enough for the Sierra Club. The environmental group brought the case and says it plans to appeal Gathers' ruling.

Sierra Club attorney Jimmy Chandler says the judge's rule provides no punishment if Chem-Nuclear fails to address environmental concerns.

Posted 8:20am by Bryce Mursch

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