March 18, 2022

Sammy Fretwell, The State

Industrial site linked to polluted drinking water in SC added to EPA Superfund list

The US Environmental Protection Agency has added an abandoned Darlington County industrial plant that is tied to extensive pollution to a national list of sites prioritized for cleanup under the federal Superfund program.

The Galey and Lord plant is among 12 sites across the country being placed on Superfund’s national priorities list, the agency said in a news release. Galey and Lord had previously been proposed for listing.

“No community deserves to have contaminated sites near where they live, work, play, and go to school,” EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan said in the news release this week.

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