DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State environmental regulators are asking the company that's managing a closed hazardous waste landfill in Sumter County to resign as trustee.

Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton told The Associated Press on Friday that Kestrel Horizons has done a good job overseeing the 279-acre site near Lake Marion, but its administrative fees are too high. She said the fees are further depleting the trust fund that's supposed to maintain the site for the next 90 years.

Templeton says her agency has been asking company officials for months to trim costs.

A court appointed Kestrel Horizons of Greenville as the site's trustee, after industrial waste hauler Safety-Kleen filed for bankruptcy in 2000.

Kestrel Horizons director Bill Stephens said Friday company officials were meeting on the request.

You have indicated this comment should be removed.


The comment has been submitted for review. Thank you .

larry Hunter said on Friday, Jul 25 at 11:10 PM

Thank you i try to watch the news live here in New York i love S C

Inappropriate? Alert Us!

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

ABC Columbia and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Current: 73°
High: 93°
Low: 70°
Wind: 5 MPH
Pressure: 29.91
Humidity: 84 %

What's on WOLOTV Full Schedule