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Officials Probe Chemicals in 3 SC Water Systems

6:24 AM, Aug 23, 2013   |    comments
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - State and federal authorities are investigating chemicals found in three sewer districts in Spartanburg County.
 
The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Thursday that chemicals known as PCBs have been found in wastewater systems in Lyman, the Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District and Renewable Water Resources.
 
Officials with the sewer systems say the chemicals have been contained and there is no danger to the water supply or the environment.
 
DHEC spokesman Mark Plowden says the contamination appears to be the result of the dumping of illegal materials into the sewer systems.
 
State and local officials are asking for the public's health in identifying the source of the contamination.
 
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is also investigating.
 
Officials say most of the contamination appeared in the last two months.

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