Couple Arrested After 13-Mile Chemical Spill

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A Lyman couple has been arrested after authorities say they were responsible for a hazardous chemical spill along 13 miles of road in Spartanburg County.
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bar hopper

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May 28, 2008
 
Could we please have a little more detail. Seem's to me that this couple may have been a husband and wife truck driving team hauling waste to a dump site and didn't realize that something was punctured and leaking. How does a chemical spill for 13 miles?

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Since: May 08

Cornholio Iowa

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May 28, 2008
 
Electrolysis waste. Could be anything.

I wonder how they caught them? Someone must've ratted them out.
Realist

Myrtle Beach, SC

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May 29, 2008
 
Sounds as thought they thought they were being clever in disposing of the material. Just pour it out over a wide enough area and nobody will notice and disposal is cheap. Even if it was an "accident" and they allowed this crap to spill upon the roads due to carelessness, they should pay a strong penalty, even jail time.
drunkbynoon

Charlotte, NC

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May 29, 2008
 
well another lousy, no detail, story.

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Since: Apr 08

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May 29, 2008
 
Not even a date on this? Why does WLTX NEVER date their headlines? No wonder their ratings are going down, even the stories are so vague that we could have a war done and over with before they'd post a thing about it.
Thomas

West Columbia, SC

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May 29, 2008
 
Will rain carry to groundwater or rivers? If so, should clean up not be expedited?
JMB

Sumter, SC

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May 29, 2008
 
You guys publish the least information per news story. Did the couple deliberately spill the liquid was it an accident are they in the business of transporting hazardous waste???
I know you only parrot what comes over the wire.
barbara brown

Williamsburg, VA

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Sep 11, 2013
 

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I am the female portion of the couple. NOONE ratted us out but ourselves when we went into DHEC the next morning and spoke with the receptionist begging for help. This is what they didnt tell you. But many of the facts were never presented until we went to court 2 years later. The neatest part is if you get all the news articles and read them you will realize that the officials are the ones who truly contaminated the ground by spreading water on hazardous chemicals and them running off into the soil.

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