The Waccamaw River is expected to rise about 12 feet, threatening to breach dikes around a coal ash dump next to a closed power plant. This could lead to unleashing 200,000 tons of ash laced with toxic chemicals.
USNationalGuard Soldiers from the SC Guard 178th Engineering Bn and 1050th Transportation Co deliver 1-ton sandbags to deter flooding from the Waccamaw River in Conway, SC Sept. 15.
(Photo by Sgt. Brian Calhoun, 108th Public Affairs Det.)
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