AVX under fire for air, water pollution
S.C. health regulators will consider installing an air monitor near AVX Corp. to ease residents' concerns about that company's proposal to emit hazardous toluene vapors.
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#1 Oct 25, 2008
For more years than todays public know, AVX has been the main source of income for the majority of Horry and Georgetown Counties. It was hear long before mainstream Beach-comers. They have paid higher wages than most of the beach attractions and stores. All I can say is thanks for AVX (AIRVOX) for being in our area. Yes they may be problems but nothing compaired to what Myrtle Beach would have been without them and the Airforce. If one looks at the overall history of the plant, you will see how it was started and who started the plant in the beginning. All I can say is America is free, move to where you can control your destiny, if you have a problem!
Shaw A F B, SC
#2 Oct 25, 2008
So, you take the company over the citizens? Seems to be me, that AVX may pay decent wages, but in comparison to the pollution concerns is it really worth it? The history of the plant is rather a moot point, its now owned by the Kyocera Corporation. Unless you want to look at the history of pollution they have had there, I seem to recall contaminated ground water being an issue.
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