• Thiele cited for discharge into creeks
By Linda Green

An area mining company was cited by the state’s Environmental Protection Division for releasing materials into two creeks and required to pay $18,000 for their violations.
The EPD issued a consent order on Dec. 2 against the Thiele Kaolin Company for the accidental release of kaolin wastewater by its Hobbs Mine and Wrens Plant into area creeks as well as for violations of its permits.
The extensive consent order said that, on March 23, 2012, a valve failure at the Wrens Plant released an estimated 40,000 gallons of material into Thomson Ford Branch, which flows into Reedy Creek. As a result, the appropriate EPD entities were notified and corrective action was identified and testing done in the area of the wastewater release.
A crack in a pipeline as a result of a weld failure resulted in the Aug. 5, 2013 release of 2,000 to 3,000 gallons of slurry into Limestone Creek.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Jan. 12, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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