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SC Lede: Stranger (Nuclear) Things

Gavin Jackson (l) and Colin Demarest (r).
A.T. Shire/SC Public Radio

On this episode of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Aiken Standard's Colin Demarest to discuss the recent special report "Lethal Legacy," written by Demarest and the Post and Courier's Thad Moore, detailing how South Carolina is expected to be home to tons of plutonium for decades, according to an internal memo obtained by the papers. The excess plutonium is housed in a 65-year-old building at the Savanah River Site which federal regulators have rated as poor.

You can read the report on the Aiken Standard's site here or the Post and Courier's site here.

In this week's Campaign Trail segment, we discuss the results of a recent Fox News poll of South Carolina Democratic primary voters. You can read those results here.

Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.