I was discouraged and dismayed reading the April 21 article on how Santee Cooper is intending to address the matter of the ash pits at the now abandoned Grainger plant.
It was clear that what is top of mind for Santee Cooper management is to do what is economical and expedient, as opposed to addressing what is the “right” way to do this.
I try to do my contribution to environmental stewardship, yet all my recycling, composting, litter removal, etc. is dwarfed compared to the pools of toxic waste that Santee Cooper is planning to leave behind. We have benefited from this plant for over 50 years. Why will this problem be yet another legacy can we kick down the road for future generations to contend with?
The discussion should be first around what is the best solution, then we can move on to associated costs and timeline and fund it from the pockets of those who consumed the power that the plant produced – not our children or grandchildren.
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The writer lives in Surfside Beach.