DHEC Investigating Toxins in Sewer Systems

Illegal Toxins Show Up in Columbia-Area Sewer and Water Systems Near Restaurant The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating the potential illegal dumping of hazardous materials in or near a restaurant, causing a spike in illegal toxins in the water in the Columbia area. Cancer-causing toxins called … [Read more...]

DOJ Files Federal Complaint Against Factory for Toxic Leaks

Federal Agency Files Complaint Against SC Town of Timmonsville for Toxic Leaks The US Department of Justice has filed a complaint, acting on behalf of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The complaint has gone to the US District Court of South Carolina, and was filed … [Read more...]

Kershaw County Company to Pay $500,000 for Pollution

Elgin Firm to Pay $500,000 Pollution Penalty A chemical company based in Elgin, in Kershaw County, South Carolina, reached a $500,000 settlement with the federal government for claims that they violated federal pollution laws. The US Attorney’s office said that the company dumped ten different chemicals into the Wateree River over a period of 46 … [Read more...]

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