Save the Broad River from Nuclear Drought
  • Petitioned South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

This petition was delivered to:

Industrial Wastewater Permitting Section Bureau of Water, SCDHEC
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
South Carolina Governor
President of the United States
South Carolina State Senate
South Carolina State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Save the Broad River from Nuclear Drought

    1. Rob McCue
    2. Petition by

      Rob McCue

      Columbia, SC

Fish and people need water to live. Nuclear power plants need water to generate electricity. There may not be enough to share. South Carolina is already in a drought. We have to choose how we use our water. We ask local, state and national leaders and all permitting agencies, to stop construction on nuclear reactors in South Carolina until a full environmental impact study on water availability and quality is done.

 A proposed and approved SCE&G Nuclear power plant upstream from Columbia South Carolina is threatening the environmental habitat of local wildlife and hundreds of thousands of citizens dependent on the Broad river for their drinking water.  If DHEC approves the NPDES permit or permit to pollute, the Nuclear plant would intake, according to SCE&G's own numbers, 54.9 million gallons daily (MGD) from the Broad river and discharge 14.6 MGD. That amounts to 40.3 MGD up in steam to cool the nuclear reactor, not to mention the fact that water discharged back to the Broad will a super-heated 95 degrees.  This increase in the Broad's already rising temperature will likely be the tipping point to extinction for animal and plant life both in the Broad and downstream.   In a time of water scarcity we cannot allow 40 MGD of our Broad riverto be sacrificed for nuclear power.

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    1. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    2. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    3. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    4. We made the deadline!

      Rob McCue
      Petition Organizer

      1098 and counting! Thanks to everyone who contacted DHEC today. Around 800 signatures will hopefully be counted as official public comments. I'll keep you posted.

      Peace,
      Rob

    5. Melanie Townley's contact info at DHEC

      Rob McCue
      Petition Organizer

      Ms.Townley's email and number can be found on this page.

      Thanks,
      Rob

    6. Progress report.

      Rob McCue
      Petition Organizer

      We've passed 1000 signature! I've received a couple of emails from state senators. Yesterday the petition was forwarded to Ms. Townley of DHEC. Monday was the last official day for comments on the permitting process. Please email Melanie and let her know that you wist your signature to be counted as a comment. <townlemk@dhec.sc.gov

      Thanks again,

      Rob

    7. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    8. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    9. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    10. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    11. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    12. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    13. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    14. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    15. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    16. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    17. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    18. Decision-maker Wes Hayes responds:

      Wes Hayes

      Thank you for your email and for your input to DHEC on this important issue. We certainly need to insure that our water is protected since it is our most important resource.

      Thank you again.

      Best regards,

      Wes Hayes


    19. Reached 1,000 signatures
    20. Decision-maker Nelson Hardwick responds:

      Nelson Hardwick

      You may contact me directly concerning this or any other matter of concern to you at nelsonhardwick@schouse.gov


    21. Decision-maker Nelson Hardwick responds:

      Nelson Hardwick

      You may contact me directly concerning this or any other issue at this email address:
      nelsonhardwick@schouse.gov


    22. Reached 500 signatures
    23. You folks rock!

      Rob McCue
      Petition Organizer

      I wanted to let everyone who has supported this petition know that 448 people and counting have joined you. This is great! Please keep spreading the word.

      Sincerely,
      Rob

    24. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Edgardo Vila JOHNSON CITY, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      Nuclear is too dangerous must stop

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    • mary Ramsey CHESNEE, SC
      • about 2 years ago

      Water quality is vital to me....and our wild-life...

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    • Charles Hershey GREENWOOD, SC
      • about 2 years ago

      because it is a water supply and a beautiful natural resource in my State!

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    • Cleeavert Guyton MONETTA, SC
      • about 2 years ago

      Because, I like to fish the Broad River. I also think that some of the water maybe used for human consumption..

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    • Ellen Kelley BEAUFORT, SC
      • about 2 years ago

      I live here and so does wildlife!

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