2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 10:08:10 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Victor Mill site, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Victor Mill problem frustrates community, city

By Jason Spencer
Spartanburg Herald Journal (SC)
December 1, 2008

The grass at Victor Memorial Veterans Park is well-kept. Flags fly at one end, immediately before a large, brick monument. An old Army helicopter and armored vehicle are on display.

The scene is solemn and serene - and just beyond it is one reminiscent of a war zone.

Buildings of the once-thriving Victor Mill stand in ruin. Light fixtures dangle and creak in the breeze, and the charred remains of one building are a reminder of a fire two years ago. Walls are crumbling. Piles of debris are everywhere.

It's like being on the set of an old war movie, except that this is literally someone's back yard. The Greer city limits surround the property, but the 22-acre site itself is in Spartanburg County.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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