SC gold mine draws scrutiny — again. Toxic waste violations found at lab, state says

consumer awareness environmental issues news Dec 19, 2020

By Sammy Fretwell

The historic Haile Gold Mine, in Lancaster County, SC, is now owned by OceanaGold, a global gold mining company. The company took the media on a tour of its facilities, Thursday, April 27, 2017. BY MCCLATCHY

A laboratory at a sprawling open-pit gold mine has run into trouble over what inspectors say is a failure to follow hazardous waste rules at the site between Columbia and Charlotte.

The Kershaw Mineral Lab has been fined $16,000 for 19 environmental violations, including allowing more hazardous material than is permitted on parts of the property and a failure to conduct proper inspections, state records show.

Photo: The State © Courtesy of Gerry Melendez

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