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DHEC Appoints Hagood & Kerr to Monitor Closed Landfill

The State
October 2014

Charleston Environmental Member Ben Hagood and Charleston Bankruptcy Member Robert Kerr were named in The State on October 1, for their role as the newly appointed interim managers of a closed hazardous waste dump on Lake Marion in Sumter County, SC.  The article, “Former federal prosecutor to oversee SC toxic waste dump," discusses the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s (DHEC) decision to hire Hagood and Kerr as a cost-cutting move.  The two will take charge of the landfill on November 1, and oversee the land and manage contractors until a permanent trustee is chosen.  

“Hagood said the job of site manager is important because the Sumter County landfill is an unusual disposal site and needs special care.  It is several hundred yards from Lake Marion.  Hagood said he and Kerr are undecided on whether to seek the permanent trustee’s job. DHEC is now working to find a permanent trustee.”