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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 1, 2011

DHEC to hold public hearing on proposed infectious waste treatment facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will hold a formal public hearing to receive written and oral comments regarding a proposed infectious waste treatment facility in Spartanburg County.

The hearing will be held Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary Black Hospital Conference Center.

Citizens will have an opportunity to comment on the draft permit that, if issued, would allow TreatMed to treat and store infectious waste at 300 Franke Drive in Spartanburg.

DHEC staff members will give an overview of the permitting process and the draft permit requirements. They will also be available to answer questions from the public after the hearing.

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Note to reporters and editors: The Mary Black Hospital Conference Center's physical address is 1650 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg. It is also known as Medical Office Building III.

For media inquiries:
Adam Myrick - (803) 898-3884
Email - myrickar@dhec.sc.gov