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Resource ID: #10673
Subject: Hazardous Waste
Source: State (Columbia, S.C.)



The State revealed that a recycling plant in a poor rural county was burying hazardous material in its plant; the series also found that federal and state regulators had known about the contamination but had not ordered it cleaned up even though residents had complained about unexplained illnesses. Results included an order from the EPA to the company to clean up the pollution and the plant shut down most of its operations, June - September, 1994.

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