Wednesday, December 9, 2009

South Carolina Plant Relocates Due to Neighborhood Pollution

December 3, 2009 - Some people living near the AVX Plant in Myrtle Beach say they're glad the plant is relocating to Greenville, hoping it will reduce pollution in the area. Bonnie Burtsfield is one of those neighbors who has lived directly across the street from the Myrtle Beach AVX plant for 16 years. For most of that time, Burtsfield says she hasn't had one sip of her tap water.

Coupled with infertile soil, Burtsfield believes pollution from the plant is seeping into the environment. "Everything we put out turns brown and it just dies. We tried the garden and we couldn't even get a tomato to come out," she explained.


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