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Chemical Dumping Scandal: An Update

GUILTY PLEA IN UPSTATE PCB CASE … Last January, this website ran a big story on a brewing toxic waste scandal – one involving the illegal dumping of polychlorinated biphenyls (or PCBs) at various locations along the Interstate 85 corridor in North and South Carolina.  PCBs – commonly used in coolant products –…

GUILTY PLEA IN UPSTATE PCB CASE …

Last January, this website ran a big story on a brewing toxic waste scandal – one involving the illegal dumping of polychlorinated biphenyls (or PCBs) at various locations along the Interstate 85 corridor in North and South Carolina.  PCBs – commonly used in coolant products – have been illegally dumped as far south as Columbia, S.C. in connection with this scam, we’re told.

One area where the illegal dumping was taking place?  Lyman, S.C. – a small town in Spartanburg County, S.C.  In fact a 2014 raid of the city’s government offices was reportedly linked to the scandal.

This week, one of the names mentioned in our report has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

Tim Howard – owner of American Waste Incorporated – pleaded guilty to two counts of illegally dumping septic waste into public water systems.  One of the counts stems from a 2013 incident referenced in our report.

Howard has yet to be sentenced, and sources close to the case tell us he “will talk” to prosecutors in order to get a better deal.

Specifically, we’re told Howard’s cooperation could help nail down cases against some of the public officials associated with this investigation.  And some of the corrupt law enforcement officers who allegedly concealed the illegal dumping.

One person who is no doubt following these developments very closely? Rodney Turner – the mayor of Lyman, S.C.  He was arrested last August by state authorities and charged with two counts of misconduct in office and one count of wiretapping.

Turner and a Lyman, S.C. police officer have been accused of being part of the PCB dumping scandal.

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9 comments

Tazmaniac March 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm

This guy is but a tiny link in the chain. There has to of been a huge money making scheme that goes all the way to the source of the PCBs. The damages of this dumping is astronomical in costs to the owners and customers of these systems. Tens of millions.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Not to mentioned damaged health and even deaths resulting from it. The minimum time these scum should serve ought to be 30 years actual time, and that’s for the ones who cooperate.

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Sludge Steaks March 2, 2016 at 7:04 pm

The PCBs go into the sludge that many systems send to farm fields as fertilizer, mainly for hayfields. Enjoy your steak!.

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Lone Ranger March 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm

Strangely…Turner and the dirty copper were found in the landfill, too, on Wednesday and no one seemed to question why

That if you brought a good shovel and a pick and hit a good lick…you’d get the best earthworms that money could buy !!!

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Tom March 2, 2016 at 7:38 pm

I just don’t understand how the free market let this happen. The invisible hand is supposed to stop this kind of thing.

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Beartrkkr March 3, 2016 at 12:51 am

Yes, the magic of the free market system will prevent environmental contamination according to this web site.

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Mike Hollingsworth March 3, 2016 at 2:44 am

U think this could be why all the roads are coming a part PCB’S eating them up??

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The Colonel (R) March 3, 2016 at 10:34 am

Unlike many of the trumped up, pseudo science envirowhackadoodle scares, PCBs are big time bad news. Whole bays in Washington state are so polluted that they will likely never recover. Here in South Carolina, the Sangamo Weston Site in Pickens is as bad.

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