A long, costly affair

It will take a long time and a lot of money for Greenville to bury electricity transmission lines in the parts of town that are most vulnerable to power failures, city council members were told Monday night. “The fact that the numbers seem small (about 400 homes over a 10-year period at an estimated cost […]

Greenville lags behind

Charleston is way ahead of most South Carolina cities in burying power lines. South Carolina Electric and Gas and the city have been doing so since the 1960s, said SCE&G spokesman Scott Grigg. The program, which has run in a long series of stops and starts, has seen a considerable portion of the power lines […]

Blowing in the wind

Depending on which way the wind blows, most of the Upstate can be downwind and vulnerable to toxic emissions from Duke Energy’s Cliffside coal-fired power plant, environmentalists say. Air quality issues have become acute in the Upstate as officials brace for a tightening of EPA standards for ozone levels and particulate matter next year. These […]

Drugs seep into state’s rivers

People living downstream from the Greenville metropolitan area are literally drinking pharmaceutical drugs and a host of other chemicals from water systems along the Reedy and Saluda rivers. Many of the pharmaceuticals are released through human waste or by flushing old or unused prescription drugs down the toilet. The chemicals also come from a variety […]