Judge: Remove third Anderson creek dam

ANDERSON - A federal judge is recommending that $3 million be spent to remove a third dam on an Anderson creek to help with pollution.

U.S. District Judge G. Ross Anderson on Tuesday recommended the third dam be removed to reduce the effects of PCB contamination in Twelve Mile Creek and Lake Hartwell.

A capacitor plant on the creek dumped PCBs into the stream between 1955 and 1977.

Schlumberger Technologies Corp. bought the plant and became responsible for the cleanup. It is working to remove two other dams on the stream. Officials hope sediment released by the dams' removal will cover the contamination.

It's unclear whether the trustees in charge of a restoration fund will go along with the recommendation on the third dam.