2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 16:18:49 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: AVX vs. the Air Force in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
AVX says military's poor handling, testing contributed to pollution

By David Wren
Myrtle Beach Sun News
March 3, 2011

FLORENCE -- The U.S. military's careless handling practices and inadequate testing helped contribute to environmental contamination on Horry Land Co.'s property along 17th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach, a geologist said Thursday, and AVX Corp. wants the federal government to pay half of an estimated $6 million to clean up groundwater pollution at the site.

A civil trial involving the military and electronics components maker AVX moved into its second phase in federal court here, with Judge Terry Wooten set to determine what share both sides must pay to get rid of trichloroethylene, or TCE, contamination in Horry Land's groundwater.

AVX earlier this week reached a confidential settlement with Horry Land over a property damage claim. Horry Land -- which has property across the street from AVX -- had been asking for at least $5 million in actual damages and unspecified punitive damages in the first phase of the civil trial, which was held before a jury.


For the entire article, see
http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/03/03/2016050/avx-says-militarys-poor- handling.html


Lenny Siegel
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