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Illegal Chemical Dumping Update February 7
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department confirms an intentional illegal dumping of toxic waste (including trichlorobenzene and PCBs) into the sewer system that impacted the Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on U.S. 29 North.
Illegal Chemical Dumping Update February 8
On Thursday, February 6, 2014, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department (CMUD) wastewater treatment staff noticed an unusual substance flowing into the Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on US 29 North.
Illegal Chemical Dumping Update February 9am
Preliminary tests indicate that a second illegal dumping of hazardous materials containing PCBs may have occurred into Charlotte’s sewer system, this time into pipes that feed into Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant off Tyvola Road.
Illegal Chemical Dumping Update February 9pm
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Emergency Operations Center opened at 1 p.m. today to respond to two recent illegal chemical dumping incidents.
Illegal Chemical Dumping Update February 10
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department (CMUD) continues operating its Emergency Command Center, and cleanup and assessment processes continue.
Illegal Chemical Dumping Update February 11
Cleanup and assessment continues following last week’s discovery of illegal chemical dumping of PCBs and Trichlorobenzene into the Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on U.S. 29 North.
Illegal chemical dumping update February 12
All plants continue operating. Effective today, the CMUD Incident Command Center is operating on a 16-hour schedule rather than a 24-hour schedule.
Illegal Chemical Dumping Update February 14
This week’s snowstorm had minimal impacts on the ongoing cleanup, assessment and recovery efforts under way following the discovery of illegal chemical dumping into the Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Illegal Chemical Dumping Update April 4
CMPD offers $10,000 reward for PCB dumping information. Illegal PCB dumping may also have occurred at McAlpine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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