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Working closely with SCDHEC and CWR, the Hanson management team crafted a plan to further develop the former mining area with its natural rookery into a controlled area where CWR could release rescued birds that are still in recovery but no longer need hospitalization.
SCDHEC Director Catherine Templeton said the tank closings are "helping reduce the single highest environmental risk in the state of South Carolina."
The Columbia office of SCDHEC is headed by Wayne Stokes.
The SCDHEC conducted a retrospective cohort study of all 64 luncheon attendees by administering a standard questionnaire by telephone.
On December 14, 2011, SCDHEC staff members met with hospital infection control, employee health, and administrative staffs to discuss rabies virus exposure risk assessments for hospital employees having contact with the patient.
SCDHEC Director Catherine Templeton said that the waste in the million-gallon tanks at SRS represents "the single greatest environmental risk in South Carolina," so that closing the tanks is a top priority for her agency.
On July 24, 2007, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) was notified by the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDPH) of a stray, rabid kitten that had been handled by players on several girls' softball teams during a tournament in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
Coast Guard arrived to assist SCDHEC in sampling air in factories, homes, and schools within the 1-mile radius.
To assess the human health effects related to possible ricin exposure, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and CDC interviewed all workers at the postal facility and initiated statewide surveillance for illness consistent with ricin exposure during October 15-29.