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S.C. couple accused of violating pollution laws

A Lyman couple have been indicted on pollution charges for a spill of hazardous chemicals on a dozen miles of Spartanburg County roads.

Marvin William Brown, 41, and Barbara Ann Brown, 35, have been indicted on four charges each. Those include causing or permitting pollution, as well as violating pollution laws and conspiracy.

The state attorney general's office is prosecuting.

Spokesman Mark Plowden told the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg that prosecutors will work with the Department of Health and Environmental Control on the case.

No trial date has been set.

Roads in Lyman and Wellford were stained with electroplating chemicals May 27. No injuries were reported. State and federal environmental officials worked for weeks to clean the spill.

The Browns own Custom Works Plating.

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