AVX withdraws pollution permit

AVX withdraws pollution permit

There are 42 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Aug 29, 2008, titled AVX withdraws pollution permit. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

AVX Corp. on Friday withdrew its application for a permit that would have allowed the company to emit hazardous air pollutants at its Myrtle Beach headquarters, according to the S.C. Department of Health and ...

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Since: Jun 08

Myrtle Beach

#1 Aug 29, 2008
So they will just go ahead and do it without a permit.
Granny Strand

Columbia, SC

#2 Aug 29, 2008
Score one for Mayor Rhodes and City Council. Well done.

Keep the pressure on, as you clean the rascals out of Myrtle Beach. One thug at a time.

Since: Aug 08

AOL

#3 Aug 29, 2008
In 1987, they told me they could emit whatever they wanted for a certain number of days without being fined or cited for polluting. Told me they were well within the law. Indeed, they will pollute with or without that permit.
2 Cents

Little River, SC

#4 Aug 29, 2008
Permits, Ha! We don't need no stinkin' permits!
MB Local

Columbia, SC

#5 Aug 29, 2008
Great news.
Robin Hood

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Aug 29, 2008
Withdrawal of permit application = red flag!

They probably decided to abandon the MB site and move overseas. They already have plants in China and Czech Republic.

They are a subsidiary of Kyocera so moving overseas is not a problem.

So now we have 1,200 additional families in Myrtle Beach without incomes. That adds up to 21% of the population of the city unemployed; not including spouses and kids.

Is everything running according to plan?
Deuce

Lexington, SC

#7 Aug 29, 2008
yup great news, new industry will certainly think about what MB has done to the industry MB has now, this means no new industry, when we get rid of the tourist industry we will have no industry, seems like a bad joke? you go Mayor Toads and the rest of your City goofballs.
2 Cents

Little River, SC

#8 Aug 29, 2008
Robin Hood wrote:
Withdrawal of permit application = red flag!
They probably decided to abandon the MB site and move overseas. They already have plants in China and Czech Republic.
They are a subsidiary of Kyocera so moving overseas is not a problem.
So now we have 1,200 additional families in Myrtle Beach without incomes. That adds up to 21% of the population of the city unemployed; not including spouses and kids.
Is everything running according to plan?
Yes, tourism will absorb the loss. We have great bike weeks, er, I mean we have Hard Rock Park, uh, make that NASCAR Grille & the Pavillion... uh, uh oh, well, still plenty of old people to rob.
Capt J

Glenn Dale, MD

#9 Aug 29, 2008
Well, great job Myrtle Beach and Alan Clemmons. Maybe those 1,200 people that work there can come to work for the city of MB after AVX closes.
Just one question......what does the Sun News use to clean it's printing presses ??? And what does the city garage use to clean up trucks, equipment ???
Just wondering.......
forthright1

Middletown, NY

#10 Aug 29, 2008
I think that is great, but how about the rest of the pollution they have spread around the area?
Happy Resident

Sumter, SC

#11 Aug 29, 2008
Good job everyone who stood up for the health of our residents and community! This can't be the end though- AVX is not concerned about our health, and DHEC needs to monitor this business more closely. Keep the pressure up. 1200 low paying jobs can be replaced- much cheaper than paying all of the medical costs of the probably medicaid receiving employees who get cancer from the toxins, medical costs of all other residents, the clean up of the community from all of the pollutants, and the lowered property values associated with living in a toxic dump.
Robin Hood

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Aug 29, 2008
forthright1 wrote:
I think that is great, but how about the rest of the pollution they have spread around the area?
Once AVX leaves the country, Myrtle Beach will have to clean it up (unless they like it like it is)

There are uses for the property that don't require cleanup. The best use is a cemetery, mauseleum, and creamatorium.

AVX's contamination can't hurt dead people.
OH MY

Murrells Inlet, SC

#13 Aug 29, 2008
OK, lets say MB allowed AVX to have their pollution permit. We certainly wouldn't have to worry about tourism because after coming to MB for a few times the tourists would probably die from poisioning anyway. As for the people that work there, I hope they have good insurance that continues after they are no longer able to work there due to poisioning. Maybe the government can pick up their medical bills (yeah, right). Permitting companies that poision people and all of God's creation is not the answer. We need to attract business to MB, but this ain't one of them. Permitting this company is like cutting off your nose to spite your face. This type of business only drives others away or attracts more just like them. Wake up folks.
OH MY

Murrells Inlet, SC

#14 Aug 29, 2008
All the people who support AVX should be forced to live next door to them.
J Boy

Glenn Dale, MD

#15 Aug 29, 2008
I've worked on site at 17th Avenue for 31 of my 35 years at AVX and haven't grown a pointed tail or horns yet.
Does anyone have any data showing that WORKERS at
AVX have higher instances of disease/death than other residents in Horry County ?? All I've heard so far is data-less emotion.
By the way, when you fill up your car make sure you wear a mask....those gas fumes contain some of the same stuff AVX has been emitting.
Steve

Columbia, SC

#16 Aug 29, 2008
Amen!
Happy Resident

Sumter, SC

#17 Aug 29, 2008
J Boy wrote:
I've worked on site at 17th Avenue for 31 of my 35 years at AVX and haven't grown a pointed tail or horns yet.
Maybe a study should be done. Sounds like a good project for DHEC. There are definitely enough rumors and word of mouth from other employees. And I try not to breathe gas fumes directly- the warning sign clearly states it is toxic. That is not a reasonable argument to further pollute- we need to minimize the amounts of toxins in the environment, instead of allowing more. I care about my health, my child's health, and the health of all others who breathe the air, swim in the ocean, and drink the water. AVX cares about money.
Just Wondering

Glenn Dale, MD

#18 Aug 29, 2008
To OH MY
Who was in neighborhood 1st
AVX or neighbors
answer

AVX
Just Wondering

Glenn Dale, MD

#19 Aug 29, 2008
Question

Who was at 17th Ave Location first.
AVX or Neighbors

Answer AVX
Same reason you do not buy homes next to landfills, railroad tracks or airports.
beachguy

Conway, SC

#20 Aug 29, 2008
A Win for Myrtle Beach !!

Perhaps they will clean up their existing problem.

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