May 25, 2021

Mike Ellis, Greenville News

SC Supreme Court justices question whether landfill operator near Liberty aims to take coal ash

Several South Carolina Supreme Court justices on Tuesday questioned whether a landfill operator in Pickens County sought to install a liner on a new landfill to ultimately accept coal ash.

The long-lasting legal battle over the unused site of more than 400 acres along State 93 and Cartee Road near Liberty could determine the fate of the would-be landfill, which Raleigh, N.C.-based MMR Pickens LLC has previously said could generate $25 million over its lifetime.

The five justices heard from lawyers for about an hour Tuesday and did not announce any decisions during the hearing.

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