|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 11 Oct 2014 01:01:07 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] AVX settles TCE lawsuit in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina|
AVX Corp. agrees to pay property owners $1.2 million to settle
groundwater pollution lawsuit in Myrtle Beach
By David Wren Myrtle Beach Sun-News (SC) October 8, 2014Electronics manufacturer AVX Corp. will pay $1.2 million to the owners of 42 properties in Myrtle Beach where groundwater contaminated by the toxic degreaser trichloroethylene was discovered, according to a preliminary settlement approved this week by a circuit court judge.
AVX used the degreaser - commonly known as TCE and used to clean machinery - for decades and state regulators have said the groundwater pollution migrated from the manufacturer’s property to the surrounding neighborhood, but the company did not admit any liability in the agreement.
The agreement - which comes nearly seven years after a class-action lawsuit was filed against the company - still needs the approval of property owners, who will have a chance to voice their feelings during a court hearing Dec. 8 in Conway. The agreement also comes at a time when significant progress is being made to clean up the pollution.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/10/08/4525961/avx-corp-agrees- to-pay-property.html?sp=/99/134/
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