2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 16:00:31 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Victor Mill, Greer, South Carolina
Study: Victor Mill toxins 'widespread'

Development prospects could get boost from federal cleanup funds

By Nan Lundeen
Greenville News (SC)
September 19, 2008

GREER -- An analysis by a company hired by the federal government to assess environmental hazards at the defunct Victor Mill site shows widespread contamination with byproducts of combustion such as coal, which must be addressed before the site can be redeveloped.

The site assessment, obtained by The Greenville News through the Freedom of Information Act, states, "Analytical results indicate that PAH contamination is widespread at the Victor Mill site."

PAHs, or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, "generally are formed during the incomplete burning of coal, oil and gas, garbage, or other organic substances like tobacco or charbroiled meat," Angela Gorman of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control said via e-mail.


For the entire article, see


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

Brownfields mailing list

  Prev by Date: [CPEO-BIF] Downtown Birmingham, Michigan
Next by Date: [CPEO-BIF] General Electric site, Coshocton, Ohio
  Prev by Thread: [CPEO-BIF] Downtown Birmingham, Michigan
Next by Thread: [CPEO-BIF] Victor Mill, Greer, South Carolina

CPEO Lists
Author Index
Date Index
Thread Index