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The Nation

South Carolina will ban 32 states and Puerto Rico from disposing hazardous waste within its borders beginning today, state health officials announced. The ban, which affects such heavy landfill users as Florida and North Carolina, resulted from Gov. Carroll A. Campbell Jr.'s executive order Jan. 18 saying that, beginning March 1, the state would prohibit the disposal of waste from any state that refused to dispose of it itself. The ban affects the massive GSX landfill in Sumter County near Pineville about 60 miles east of Columbia, which annually accepts 135,000 tons of hazardous waste.


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