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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
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.
Click the blue "EPA" link below to view the
S. Carolina map of the EPA 1985 Radian FMGP Report.
Click the green "Hatheway" link
below to view the
S. Carolina map of Professor Hatheway's research.
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