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From the air there appears to be nothing left of the Sangamo-Weston Plant that once stood in Pickens.But, unfortunately, the industry left plenty behind.

“Everybody says, ‘Oh, we didn’t know it was so harmful.’ Bull manure! They did know it was harmful,” Federal Judge Ross Anderson said.

Anderson is talking about the 400,000 pounds of PCBs the plant dumped into 12-Mile River during the 60s and 70s.

The cancer-causing substance found its way to Lake Hartwell where today, people are still warned not to eat the fish.

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“We’re going to be paying a price for our environment for at least the lifetime of my grandson,” he said.

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