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Chem-Nuclear Systems, Inc. collection

Identifier: Mss 0118

Collection Overview

This collection includes copies of Susan Lott's depositions, taken from December 18, 1979 to January 11, 1980 and January 14 to February 8, 1980; a copy of the report on the investigation by the South Carolina Attorney General's office written by Richard P. Wilson, the assistant Attorney General; a response by Chem-Nuclear Systems to the Attorney General's report; and newspaper clippings pertaining to the investigation and the Attorney General's findings.


  • Creation: 1979-1980


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Historical Note

In 1978 and 1980, the South Carolina Attorney General's office investigated allegations of improper practices by Chem-Nuclear Systems at their radioactive waste burial site in Barnwell, S.C. These allegations had been brought to the Attorney General's attention by Susan Lott, a former employee of Chem-Nuclear Systems, and included accusations of improper disposal of certain radioactive waste materials, worker overexposure, and collusion between state employees and Chem-Nuclear Systems.


0.3 linear feet (1 slim document box)

Inventory of the Chem-Nuclear Systems, Inc. Collection, 1979-1980
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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