County negotiating deal to finally end coal ash dispute

By Ron Barnett
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — Pickens County is negotiating to settle its six-year legal dispute with MRR Pickens LLC, a company that planned to dispose of coal ash at a landfill near Liberty.

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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.

The county’s abrupt departure from its longstanding strategy of seeking to take the case to a jury comes after the state Supreme Court reversed a ruling from the Court of Appeals that had been favorable to the

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