Permit Review – Day 1

Noelle London sits in DHEC’s offices after setting up a temporary Charleston Waterkeeper control center during the organization’s permit review process (complete with dualing computers, a portable scanner, and permits from industrial polluters).

Charleston Waterkeeper has recently undertaken the ambitious goal of reviewing every industrial polluter throughout the Lowcountry. How many polluters are we talking?  Well, just in the immediate Charleston Harbor watershed, there are over 200 permitted polluters.  To review each of these permits is undoubtedly a large goal – but a necessary one.  With the help of our policy intern, Noelle London, we’ve begun the process and are well underway.  Through it all, we hope to discover which polluters are in compliance with the law and which polluters are violating the Clean Water Act – the very law that protects our right to clean water.

Noelle and Cyrus spent the day reviewing discharge records and will be compiling their findings along the way.

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