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Public warned about illegal dumping in sewers
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Due to recent reports of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) being found in several public wastewater treatment plants in South Carolina, the city of Camden is asking the public to be aware of anyone illegally dumping waste into storm drains or sewer manholes. PCBs were discovered at treatment plants in the Upstate in addition to a grease trap in Richland County. “PCBs are thick, oily chemicals that were historically used in the electrical industry, but were banned from use in the United States in the late 1970s,” S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control officials said in a recent press release.