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Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Over Pollution from Belton Pipeline Spill

Upstate Forever, Savannah Riverkeeper working with Southern Environmental Law Center to force cleanup

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), representing Upstate Forever and Savannah Riverkeeper, filed suit against the energy company Kinder Morgan for its illegal pollution of South Carolina waters. The pollution stems from a 2014 spill of at least 370,000 gallons of gasoline from its Plantation Pipeline in Belton, SC. The spill was one of the largest in the state’s history and continues discharging petroleum pollutants into a waterway that flows into Broadway Lake, Lake Secession, Lake Russell, and the Savannah River.

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Kinder Morgan accused of Clean Water Act Violations

Belton, SC, pipeline rupture caused spill still polluting nearly two years later; SELC files 60-day notice as a precursor to a Clean Water Act lawsuit

One of the largest pipeline spills in South Carolina history has not been cleaned up nearly two years after the rupture, leading conservation groups to deliver written notice to Kinder Morgan and the Plantation Pipe Line Company that a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit is coming.

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City of Greenville Wastewater Overflow Discovered on Woods Lake Road

The City of Greenville received a report of a wastewater overflow behind 417 Woods Lake Road yesterday and upon investigation, Public Works crews discovered that a wastewater manhole was overflowing and wastewater was entering Laurel Creek. They subsequently opened the blocked wastewater main, repaired the overflow and cleaned up both the spill area and the creek.

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Roof Tech Shows Creative Solar USA a Smarter Way to a Stronger Bottom Line

Russell Seifert, founder and chief executive officer of Creative Solar USA, is the first to admit that he’s a tough sell. “I deal with engineers all the time, and I know that change can be hard when you have a set way of doing things,” he conceded. “But when Sam Hilley, Roof Tech’s regional sales manager, introduced me to E Mount Air® in June 2016, I knew I had to break through any initial resistance and do what was best for my customers–and for my own bottom line.”

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Odulair Surpasses Samsung in Delivering World's First 100-Percent Solar Powered Mobile Health Clinic to Clemson University

Dr. Paula Watt of the Joseph F. Sullivan Center at Clemson University launches their groundbreaking Odulair 100-Percent Solar Powered Mobile Health Clinic Odulair, LLC (www.odulair.com), leading manufacturer of mobile health clinics, launched the world's first 100-percent solar-powered generator-free mobile clinic for Clemson University. In 2013 Samsung launched Africa's first partially solar powered mobile health center; the solar panels only powered the lights, television and small appliances with the majority of equipment requiring a generator or electrical connection. The Odulair solar mobile clinic does not require, nor include, a generator as everything in the clinic is powered by the Odulair proprietary SolandaTM Mobile Solar System.

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