|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:56:51 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: "Appeals court schedules hearing in Myrtle Beach contamination lawsuit"|
Appeals court schedules hearing in Myrtle Beach contamination lawsuit David Wrten Myrtle Beach Sun News (SC) July 18, 2012A federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., will let lawyers for AVX Corp. and the U.S. government present oral arguments this fall in a lawsuit involving groundwater contamination near AVX’s manufacturing facility along 17th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach.
...The appeal, filed by AVX, centers on a lawsuit to determine whether the federal government should share in the cost of cleaning up trichloroethylene, or TCE, in groundwater that has migrated over the years onto property once owned by Horry Land Co. TCE is an industrial degreaser that was commonly used in the 1960s and 1970s that has since been determined to cause health problems, such as cancer.
Judge Terry Wooten, in a district court ruling last year in Florence, said there is no evidence that the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base - which was located adjacent to AVX - contributed to the groundwater contamination. Wooten ordered AVX to pay the entire projected $5 million cleanup cost for the Horry Land property.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/07/18/2946063/appeals-court- schedules-hearing.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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