Toxic Waste Dumped In Charlotte, Again

Via Brittius

Fox 8

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — City officials said there’s a second suspected incident involving the dumping of illegal toxic waste material into the City of Charlotte’s sewer system.

WSOC reported the Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Department shut down the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant off Tyvola Road after employees noticed an unusual odor around 8:45 Saturday night.

Initial tests suggest the potential for PCB contamination. Confirmation testing is underway, but results won’t be available until later on Sunday.

Utilities Department Director Barry Gullet said to avoid human and animal contact with Sugar Creek until the water is tested and determined to be safe.

Gullet reminded Charlotte residents that the sewer line is separate from the city’s water line, so city water is safe to drink.

Officials said contaminated materials are expensive to discharge sometimes, so some companies take shortcuts.

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4 thoughts on “Toxic Waste Dumped In Charlotte, Again

  1. “Officials said contaminated materials are expensive to discharge sometimes, so some companies take shortcuts.”

    Washington DC would be a more suitable place, it’s a dump and is uninhabitable by decent people.

  2. “Officials said contaminated materials are expensive to discharge sometimes, so some companies take shortcuts.”

    About 10-12 years ago there was a rash of this sort of thing going on around Atlanta Georgia. Come to find out it was some out of state construction crews. Now I certainly don’t mean to bash Construction companies or their people but this is definitely a possibility if there is much construction going on around there. When I was in and out of the Charlotte area quite frequently around 2001-2003 there was a lot of that sort of work going on.

    But on the other hand, as the report says it is so expensive to properly dispose of waste these days, right or wrong these folks are doing what they feel they have to do.

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