Tuesday, December 2, 2008

South Carolina residents could spur cleanup

November 4, 2008 - Victor community residents in Greer came armed with more than their frustration to a meeting where they heard guarded hope from officials that the rat-infested, debris-ridden, contaminated former textile mill centered in their neighborhood might be cleaned up.

About 110 residents filled pews at Victor United Methodist Church Oct. 30 to hear plans and to fill out comment sheets to be filed with a federal grant application by Nov. 14.

An EPA-funded site assessment found contamination at the site, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, arsenic, which may or may not be higher than naturally occurring levels, and limited amounts of lead and PCBs, Jeter said.

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