What was this fight all about?

At last, the long and winding road comes to an end. Pickens County’s fight to keep coal ash from being dumped here is over.

Actually, that fight was over a long time ago. The legal dispute with a North Carolina-based company called MRR Pickens LLC has dragged on quietly for more than six years after our legislative delegation succeeded in passing a law preventing the potentially hazardous material from being disposed of in the type of landfill Pickens County allows.

So what was the big fight that ended up costing the county several million dollars to settle about?

It was about lack of communication, or miscommunication, or — in the view of the county — intentional deceit. And about a

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