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South Carolina Sues Entities Behind ‘Mount Trashmore’ for $5M in Clean Up Costs

Source:, September 8, 2020

South Carolina sued the owner of a site where a massive pile of trash burned and smoldered for months, demanding $5 million to pay back what the state spent to put out the fire and clean up the site.

Able Contracting Inc. and Earlbee LLC accumulated debris in a mound that reached over 50 feet (15 meters) tall and when the compacted trash started to burn, “hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants” were released into the environment, according to the lawsuit obtained by The Island Packet of Hilton Head. Read more.

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