Thursday, August 28, 2008

Myrtle Beach, SC Residents Prepare for a Fight

August 20, 2008 -

With a plan to start cleaning toxic groundwater contamination caused by AVX Corp. at least a year away, residents living near the Myrtle Beach manufacturer met Tuesday to protest a permit that would let the electronics maker emit hazardous air pollutants in the same neighborhood.

About 50 people attending a Bent Oak Estates neighborhood watch meeting told officials with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control that they no longer trust the state or AVX to protect the environment near their homes.

AVX officials were invited to the meeting, but none attended.

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