SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Speak Out to Protect SC’s Waters From Coal Ash!

Submit Written Comments and Attend a Public Hearing April 23rd:

We Need to Protect South Carolina’s Waters from Coal Ash Pollution!

For years, unlined coal ash lagoons at the Santee Cooper Grainger Generating Station outside Myrtle Beach, S.C. have been polluting groundwater, wetlands, and the Waccamaw River with arsenic and other toxic substances. The Grainger site is upstream from drinking water intakes and the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge.

We need your attendance at a very important public

hearing in Conway on April 23rd! Make your voice heard

and submit comments now!

Legal action to stop this pollution is prompting the utility to propose closure plans for the Grainger coal ash impoundments.

On April 23, 2013 the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) will hold a public hearing on Santee Cooper’s proposed coal ash closure plan. The proposed plan fails to adequately protect public health and the environment from toxic coal ash pollution because it:

  • Leaves an unlined landfill full of toxic coal ash next to the Waccamaw River in perpetuity, allowing ongoing pollution to ground and surface waters and leaving the community at risk of a spill.
  • Does not clean up existing serious arsenic pollution in the surrounding soil and groundwater, which will continue to discharge into the river for decades.
  • Relies on unproven methods and faulty science.

Attend the public hearing and let DHEC know the public

doesn’t want an unlined landfill full of toxic waste

continuing to pollute public waters!

Public Hearing: Grainger Generating Station proposed coal ash plans
April 23, 2013
6:00pm (arrive early to sign in)
Horry County Administration Building
1301 Second Avenue, Conway S.C. 29526
Multi-purpose room (B, C, E)

Click here for more information and talking points.

Even if you plan to attend the hearing, click here to submit your written comments by May 9, 2013.

Visit to learn more about coal ash and how it threatens the places where you live, work and play.