Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina
DHEC has confirmed that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are present in groundwater beneath the AVX Myrtle Beach property and that contaminated groundwater has migrated to other properties around the facility. The contaminated groundwater is controlled from further movement off-property by two extraction wells. These wells pump groundwater to the surface where it is processed through a treatment system to remove the VOCs.
The contaminated groundwater that has migrated off the facility property is being treated by a system that injects molasses into the ground. This process accelerates the breakdown of the VOCs into non-hazardous, naturally occurring components that are not harmful to human health or the environment. DHEC will continue to monitor the effectiveness and progress of all groundwater cleanup related to the AVX Myrtle Beach site.
Here you can find information on the groundwater cleanup activities being conducted at this site.
All documents presented below are in pdf format.
- Clean-up Progress Report September 10, 2012
- Groundwater Monitoring Report August 22,2012
- Record of Decision for Operable Unit 2 June 14, 2012
- Meeting Notice to Residents November 1, 2011
- Proposed Plan for Site Remediation October, 2011
ARCADIS (consultant for AVX) provides DHEC with updates on their activities for the AVX site.
- Feasibility Study Operable Unit 2 (Revised February 2011) November 2010
- ERD Pilot Study Summary Report July 2010
- Pre-Remedial Design Investigation July 2010
- Soil Sample Report from PDG Building March 2010
- Update on Groundwater Investigation March 26, 2009
- Groundwater Monitoring and On-Site Monitoring Well Installation Report September 2008
- Groundwater Remediation Fact Sheet May 2008
- Presentation before Myrtle Beach City Council and Horry County Council January 22, 2008
- Remedial Investigation Fact SheetDecember 3, 2007
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