December 10, 2021

Mike Ellis, Greenville News

SC Supreme Court issues ruling on Pickens County landfill that could accept coal ash

An administrative court will decide whether state regulators mishandled a Pickens County landfill process after the South Carolina Supreme Court kicked the decision back to administrative court this week.

The decision extends a long legal struggle for the landfill operators, who want to be able to go forward after six years of limbo, and county officials, who want protections to keep the the landfill from taking coal ash.

As part of the Supreme Court ruling, the landfill operators said they will likely not be able to accept coal ash at the landfill without separate approvals, which was one of the county's primary goals in contesting the landfill.

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