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DHEC Puts Emergency Steps in Place to Stop PCBs in SC

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DHEC Issues Emergency Regulations DHEC Issues Emergency Regulations
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. - The South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control issued emergency regulations to stop PCBs from entering your wastewater system.

PCBs turned up in 6 wastewater systems in Lyman, Spartanburg, Greenville, Inman, Cowpens and Richland County.

The emergency regulations are aimed at landfills and farmers and will prevent them from using sludge that contains any level of the toxic chemicals. The regulations will apply for 90 days, and upon expiration, may be extended an additional 90 days.

DHEC is also requiring increased testing of sludge, regardless of disposal method, to aid in identifying illegal dumping suspects. DHEC is also asking law enforcement agencies to hold people accountable for illegally dumping PCBs.

The man made chemicals were used for decades in manufacturing. They were banned in 1979.

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