COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina environmental regulators have rejected an effort by a company created by Donald Trump to limit its environmental cleanup liabilities at an industrial site.
The decision by the Department of Health and Environmental Control could leave Trump’s DB Pace company responsible for the cleanup, regardless of whether it caused the pollution at the site, which was originally used by Lockheed Martin.
The agency says the Trumps didn’t provide enough information for approval of a voluntary contract that would limit its liability. DB Pace and the Trump Organization have not commented.
Donald Trump Jr. helped start a concrete company on the site in 2010. The New York Times reports that after it failed, his father bailed him out in 2014 and created DB Pace, which took over the six-acre site.
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