|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:32:44 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: TCE appeal in Myrtle Beach (SC)|
AVX appeals federal pollution ruling By David Wren Myrtle Beach Sun News (SC) July 11, 2011Electronics parts maker AVX Corp. will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the company is entirely responsible for environmental cleanup costs at land adjacent to its Myrtle Beach manufacturing site.
Judge Terry Wooten ruled in May that AVX must pay all of the costs -- estimated at $6 million -- to clean trichloroethylene, or TCE, from groundwater at property along 17th Avenue South that used to be owned by Horry Land Co.
That property is part of a 10-block Myrtle Beach neighborhood where groundwater has been contaminated with TCE that migrated from the AVX facility.
AVX had claimed in a lawsuit that the federal government was responsible for some of the pollution because the military used TCE on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, which was located near the contaminated site.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.thesunnews.com/2011/07/11/2272623/avx-appeals-federal- pollution.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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