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Safety concerns key issue for residents at Tuesday public meeting on medical waste treatment facility in Spartanburg

An attorney, an official from a sensible growth advocacy group and a few community residents who gathered at Broome High School on Tuesday evening for a public meeting on a proposed medical waste treatment facility voiced concerns that the safety of the technology that would be used there is unproven.

Spartanburg attorney Gary Poliakoff, citing TreatMed’s draft permit from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control to open a facility on Franke Drive in Spartanburg County, told a group of about 40 people that there are too many unanswered questions to allow the company to have a permit that would be effective for a decade.

Poliakoff said a group of area residents asked him to look into the company’s proposal.