Utility Can't Escape Suit Over Arsenic-Laced River

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT) -- An environmental group’s lawsuit against South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. alleging the company polluted the Wateree River with arsenic can move forward, a South Carolina federal court judge ruled Thursday, finding the group had standing to sue.

U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Anderson rejected SCE&G’s motion to dismiss the suit, finding that the watershed affected by their coal-fired Watree Station power plant fell under the region that the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation aims to protect.

"While the articles of incorporation [of the foundation] indicate a narrower...
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