SC Utility Dirtied River With Arsenic: Enviro Group

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 3:13 PM EST) -- A Carolinas environmental group on Thursday sued South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. for allegedly polluting the Wateree River with arsenic from the utility’s coal-fired power plant in Richland County.

The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation claims that SCE&G has allowed arsenic to seep into the river from unlined ponds where wet coal ash, a byproduct of the plant, is stored. The utility does not have a permit for such discharges, which the suit claims could dump more than 90 pounds of arsenic into the river a year....
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