Company moving ahead with Liberty landfill plan

No coal ash included; county keeping mum on possible settlement in legal battle

By Ron Barnett
Staff Reporter

LIBERTY — MRR is taking steps toward building a landfill on its property near Liberty, although not for coal ash, according to the state Department of Health

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Local legislators and manufacturers have expressed their opposition to a project that could bring a coal ash dump to Pickens County.

and Environmental Control.

The move is the latest twist in a  legal entanglement between the North Carolina-based company and Pickens County that stretches back to 2016.

DHEC has scheduled a virtual public hearing on a request from MRR to dispose of more than twice the

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