SC Agency To Remove 1.3M Tons Of Coal Ash From River

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 4:56 PM EST) -- The South Carolina Public Service Authority has agreed to remove 1.3 million tons of coal ash from the banks of the Waccamaw River to settle pollution and Clean Water Act suits brought by environmental groups, their attorneys said Tuesday.

The public power utility, which is also known as Santee Cooper, will remove the ash within seven to 10 years to eliminate the source of the toxic pollution. This agreement settles both a state and federal lawsuit filed by the Waccamaw Riverkeeper, the Coastal Conservation League and...
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