‘This is a real issue’: Neighbors say odor from plant near state line remains

INDIAN LAND, S.C. — For more than a year, neighbors from Mecklenburg to Union counties, and from York to Lancaster counties have been complaining about a foul odor coming from a plant in Catawba, South Carolina called New Indy Containerboard.

Federal and state health officials have gotten involved, but some neighbors say steps to correct the problem have not worked. Next week, a judge will decide if a class action lawsuit against the company moves forward.

Robert and Valerie Giliberti love their home in Indian Land but, for more than a year, they say they’ve shared their space with an irksome odor.

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