Settlement ends coal ash battle

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — The settlement of a longstanding lawsuit between Pickens County and MRR will see the creation of a landfill in Liberty, but one that will not hold coal ash or hazardous waste.

County council approved the settlement May 16, and officials announced its details at a press conference held May 18.

“It is a bright day in Pickens County,” county administrator Ken Roper said. “A day that’s been long coming, lots of twists and turns. We’re here this morning to announce — happily, proudly, excitedly

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