COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A tanker truck driver for a waste disposal company is accused of dumping thousands of gallons of poisonous liquid waste into a South Carolina creek.
Citing a federal indictment issued this week, The State of Columbia reports Michael Greene was charged with "knowingly" and repeatedly dumping liquid waste into Leesburg Branch Creek near Eastover. The liquid waste contained toxic metals such as lead, mercury, selenium, cadmium and chromium.
The indictment says the A&D Environmental, Inc. employee backed his truck into an area and allowed leachate to flow into the creek.
Leachate is liquid waste that can contain elevated levels of toxic or other undesirable substances.
The indictment says Greene was supposed to be taking his tanker truck to a wastewater treatment plant.
It's unclear if Greene has a lawyer who could comment.