AIR DATE: October 02, 2008
At a time when our country is desperate to find new energy, South Carolina’s state-owned utility, Santee Cooper, is proposing a new coal plant in the Pee Dee region. Over half of our country’s power comes from coal, and it is cheap and plentiful, but experts say that it causes the most air pollution, along with mercury poison. The Big Picture looks at both sides of the debate and the future of energy in our state.
Santee Cooper www.Santeecooper.com
Southern Environmental Law Center http://www.southernenvironment.org/
Electric Cooperatives of SC http://www.ecsc.org/
Fish Advisories information: http://www.dhec.sc.gov/environment/water/fish/index.htm
For information on how your physician can test you for mercury, contact - Ms. Earleen Wilson at 803-896-0966 or emailed to WILSONEY@dhec.sc.gov