Mercury dump could lead to charges
HAZMAT crews were called out twice on Friday to clean up mercury. One of the incidents was at the Save-a-Lot parking lot in Charleston, and the other was at Quality Exhaust in South Charleston. Fire officials say it started as a woman was cleaning out her garage. She dropped off mercury at Quality Exhaust, then went to see someone she knew, to ask if he knew what it was. Mercury is a toxic substance and it's illegal to dump it, so it's possible she could be charged. It's unclear if that will happen since she wasn't aware it was mercury. Both Charleston and South Charleston police are investigating.