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Waste Management proposal meets skeptical public reaction

By Felicia Kitzmiller Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 5:44 p.m. A sense of distrust is leading many residents of the community surrounding the Palmetto Landfill to reject a proposed exchange of a transfer station for closure of the landfill. Despite the sweltering sun, and faint scent of garbage hanging in the air, community members

Family sues Rock Hill because of sewage in basement

By Anna Douglas A Rock Hill family is suing the city of Rock Hill, claiming that faulty utility lines caused sewage to back up in their basement for 20 days, unleashing harmful bacteria and costing thousands of dollars to fix. After nearly two years of asking the city and its insurance company for reimbursement and

Cryogenic Cloud Caused I-85 Pile-up and Fatality

Attorneys Gary Poliakoff and Ray Mullman were able to prove that the release of a cryogenic cloud resulted in a pile-up of tractor-trailers on I-85, causing serious injuries and a fatality. Proof of creation of the cloud from a nearby industry was developed by use of expert witnesses, even though the Plaintiff had no eyewitnesses

Wreck victim’s family sues logging company

By Tara Jennings The family of a county solid waste department employee who was killed while collecting garbage along Union Highway has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Lula Dukes and Robert Lee Littlejohn, personal representatives of the estate of the late Ronnie Dukes, filed the complaint at the Cherokee County Courthouse against R. Vassey Logging

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.

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