Part 1 of a two-part investigation into the disposal of hazardous waste in North Carolina. NC has selected two companies based on their track record and the strength of their proposals. ThermalKEM will build an incinerator to burn hazardous waste and Chem-Nuclear will be in charge of disposing of low-level nuclear waste. Both have been found guilty of violating environmental regulations. Each company’s history, practices, and violations are examined in-depth in Part 1.