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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Introduction

            Following the general rule that all States have individualized gas manufacturing histories, the historically most populous portions of South Carolina lie on relatively flat topography of agricultural land and heavy evergreen growth. For this reasons, it is wise to suspect that gas plants installed before the Reconstruction period were dominated by wood fired gas retorts, particularly those making use of fatwood or resin. After the Civil War, the return of gas plants were initially financed by the British, who also were interested in selling British coal as the incoming ship ballast, therefore, South Carolina plants installed before about 1910 tend to be of the coal-gas variety. Today, remedial engineering must take into consideration that the majority of FMGPs can be expected to be geologic sites made up typically of cohesionless (poor in clay mineral content) soils and near-surface ground water; two combinations to promote environmentally more dangerous implications. At the time of publication, the author had located 19 FMGPs in South Carolina, some eight more than are to be found in the U.S. Government “Radian Report” of 1985. The author suspects that his own count represents an additional shortfall of perhaps an additional 15 FMGPs.

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