Community Engagement - Congaree River

Congaree River Community Engagement Q and A


DHEC takes its role of protecting public health and the environment very seriously.  We welcome the opportunity to have meaningful dialogue with all of our stakeholders as we continue our efforts with this complex project that affects a unique and beloved natural resource of our state.  We encourage interested persons to stay involved by attending meetings, asking questions, and submitting comments.

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On November 17, 2020, DHEC held a virtual community meeting to discuss the cleanup of tar-like material. At this meeting, DHEC provided additional details of the Modified Removal Approach, which is the preferred cleanup method, and outlined the next steps for the project.  DHEC staff, the Congaree Riverkeeper, and representatives from Dominion Energy also answered questions from meeting attendees.  The presentation and a recording of the meeting are available below:

November 17, 2020 – Virtual public meeting presentation
November 17, 2020 – Recording of virtual public meeting

On April 2, 2019, DHEC held a public meeting to discuss the Conceptual Plan for the Modified Removal Approach. This plan was developed through the cooperative work of SCE&G (now Dominion Energy), DHEC, and community stakeholders. The Conceptual Plan for the Modified Removal Approach and other resources are available below.

Conceptual Plan for the Modified Removal Approach (PDF)
April 2, 2019 - Public meeting presentation

April 2, 2019 - Public meeting handout

Congaree Review Community Engagement Q&A 2


On March 21, 2013, DHEC held a public meeting to discuss the Full Scale Removal of the TLM and Impacted Sediments. On February 13, 2017, DHEC held a meeting and presented information on the status of the Congaree River project and the evaluation of an alternate removal approach.

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