Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pollution suit: SCE&G to pay feds $3.8 million - Local / Metro -

Sammy Fretwell
"Contamination at the aquarium and visitors’ center sites came from land SCE&G or its predecessor companies have owned since before the Civil War. First used for a manufactured gas plant between 1855 and 1910, the property today houses a 32-year-old electrical substation.
Through the years, the power company and its predecessors produced a mix of hazardous substances that were piped, dumped and released to what today is occupied by the visitor’s center and aquarium, according to legal documents filed in federal court. Volatile organic compounds, cyanide and arsenic are among the toxins that washed off the SCE&G property, a federal lawsuit against SCE&G said."

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