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Jury: White Oak Manor negligent

By Rachele E. Leonard A Spartanburg County jury has ordered a long-term care facility to pay more than $1 million to the family of a former resident who went into insulin shock due to a medication mistake. The family of Pearl Sinclair claimed negligence at White Oak Manor—Spartanburg left the woman with permanent brain damage.

NJ eyes SC site for radioactive dirt

300 railroad cars of dirt would be dumped in a landfill near Bishopville, raising concerns A company wants to send 300 railroad cars of radioactive dirt from New Jersey to South Carolina for burial in a mega garbage dump near Bishopville, rather than dispose of the waste in the Northeast.

Stench costly for landfill

Site’s owner ordered to pay damages to 6 Bishopville area residents A federal jury on Friday ordered the owner of a huge landfill in Lee County to pay $2.3 million in damages to six Bishopville area residents for causing a stench they say has made life miserable for them. The jury award against a division

Canadian company has link to Rosewood fertilizer plant

One of North America’s most prominent farm corporations has ties to the old fertilizer factory suspected of poisoning yards in a working-class neighborhood of south Columbia. Whether Canada’s Agrium Inc. would be liable for cleanup costs in Edisto Court off Rosewood Drive isn’t yet known. But federal regulators are looking for a person or company

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

Quadriplegia made heatstroke foreseeable

A quadriplegic who suffered severe heatstroke when his caregiver left him in her car on a hot day was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for the stroke as a compensable consequence of the workplace injury that paralyzed him in the first place, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. In disputing the claim, the

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