Myrtle Beach Contamination

Myrtle Beach Contamination

There are 13 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 25, 2008, titled Myrtle Beach Contamination. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

The former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base still has contaminated groundwater more than 15 years after the military left the site.

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JimG

United States

#1 May 25, 2008
Article on MBAFB, and you show a picture of Edisto Beach?

Pretty funny...
Time for Change

Rock Hill, SC

#2 May 25, 2008
Tests show the contamination is largely contained and government agencies say the toxicity likely does not pose a threat to people who live in the area

Sounds pretty vague to me!!! Can't say it is a place I want to visit as the last time I was on the beach, a syringe floated past me.
Thats BS

Columbia, SC

#4 May 26, 2008
This is only what they're telling us. If the contamination is this bad, you can bet it's a little worse than what they're saying. Of all people you would think the government would have to clean it up. If you or I had a business there that left the groundwater polluted, they'd be suing us to get it cleaned up!!
hummm

Sumter, SC

#5 May 26, 2008
JimG wrote:
Article on MBAFB, and you show a picture of Edisto Beach?
Pretty funny...


I totally agree....whats up with that!!!...OH it's a holiday...the newsroom is being operatoed by the interns...
pepsicock

Irmo, SC

#6 May 26, 2008
Thats BS wrote:
This is only what they're telling us. If the contamination is this bad, you can bet it's a little worse than what they're saying. Of all people you would think the government would have to clean it up. If you or I had a business there that left the groundwater polluted, they'd be suing us to get it cleaned up!!
This is exactly the same thing, th gov't created the contamination and the gov't is being made to clean ut up. Please do your homework before you post again. All cleanup data is available through freedom of information too I am sure.

Since: Aug 07

United States

#7 May 26, 2008
Wow, at first I was thinking of all the big fat yankee walrus's, herded in tight on the beach, slathered up in sun tanning oils, polluting the area.
xyz

Columbia, SC

#8 May 26, 2008
I guess President Bush created this mess also. He gets blamed for everything else that's ever gone wrong in this world.
old salt dog

Columbia, SC

#9 May 26, 2008
xyz wrote:
I guess President Bush created this mess also. He gets blamed for everything else that's ever gone wrong in this world.
yep, and it's bush's fault that big bass got loose the other day too !
Thats BS

Columbia, SC

#10 May 26, 2008
pepsicock wrote:
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This is exactly the same thing, th gov't created the contamination and the gov't is being made to clean ut up. Please do your homework before you post again. All cleanup data is available through freedom of information too I am sure.
Like I'm gonna take the time to do an FOI request before I post on THIS site? C'mon....half the info we get on here aint quite right, and this probably isn't either.
iwen

Irmo, SC

#11 May 26, 2008
Thats BS wrote:
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Like I'm gonna take the time to do an FOI request before I post on THIS site? C'mon....half the info we get on here aint quite right, and this probably isn't either.
Well prove the story wrong then if you think it's false. We'll wait...
observer

United States

#12 May 26, 2008
Let Jim Clyburn clean it up. All you've got to do is rename the base after him and he will get the money somehow.
Concerned SC

United States

#13 May 26, 2008
Hey, Observer, you're so right. He has a magic touch for getting money for a project that will bear his name whether its a crosswalk, building, bridge or ice cream stand. However most of those things aren't needed, like his bridge to nowhere through the swamp from one dead town to another dead town. Oh well, that's politics though. TOO much waste.
ECC

Oak Ridge, TN

#14 Jan 16, 2013
I have knowledge of a few former USAF airmen whom were stationed at MBAFB are suffering from medical issues, and are currently seeking treatment at the V.A, due to being exposed to contaminates at the former USAF base.

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