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County cuts used oil collection temporarily

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From David Shouse Facebook / Photo Spilled containers left by the public over the last two decades led to a complaint to state and then the county to suspend accepting used oil at the Camp Road work station.

        On Monday, Pickens County temporarily discontinued accepting used motor oil from residents after a candidate seeking the commission chair post spotted dripping oil containers at the county worksite and filed a complaint with the state EPD.

David Shouse, who is active in his campaign for the 2020 election, posted on his Facebook page photos of the overturned containers, stating, “It is obviously improper and running down into a water source. Friday, I notified the federal and state EPA and DNR. Ten minutes after notification, I have video evidence, [commission chair] Rob Jones shows up at the site and miraculously the containers disappear. The damage has been done. 

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