2015 News Archive

November 17, 2015

Area Environmentalists React to Coastal Georgia Ecological Report Card

"A recently released gauge for judging the health of Georgia’s coast is being met with lukewarm reviews by environmental advocates. Released to the public Friday, the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card issued the state’s coastal region a B+ grade."

September 11, 2015

City Commission Approved Superfund Cleanup Solution

"At a special called meeting the Brunswick City Commission on Thursday unanimously approved the Terry Creek Superfund

Resolution, a proclamation urging the state and federal governments to clean the contaminated soil and groundwater at Terry Creek."

August 29, 2015

Glynn Environmental Coalition Rings in 25 Year Anniversary

"Twenty-five years ago, a small group of residents became alarmed by a number of environmental issues surfacing in this coastal community. Today, a quarter of a century later, that small group has become the Glynn Environmental Coalition, a nonprofit environmental watchdog."

August 03, 2015

Public, City Ask for Complete Terry Creek Cleanup

"Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey told the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) during last week’s public hearing that he and the city commissioners want the Terry Creek superfund site completely cleaned up."

July 27, 2015

EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Terry Creek Cleanup Plan

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting to discuss and solicit comments on the Proposed Cleanup Plan for Outfall Ditch/Operable Unit 1 (OU1) of the Terry Creek Superfund Site."

July 25, 2015

EPA Plans Public Forum to Discuss Cleanup of Terry Creek Toxic Site

"The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public input on how to treat the toxic Superfund site at Terry Creek."

July 13, 2015

EPD to Host Meeting Abotu Smelly Air Discharge

"Something foul floated through Brunswick nearly a year ago and a local environmental group wants to make sure it doesn’t happen again."

July 20, 2015

Brunswick Cellulose Air Quality Permit Up for Renewal

"On Thursday, July 30, 6:30 p.m., the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will hold a meeting and public hearing to review Brunswick Cellulose‘s Air Quality Operating Permit."

July 20, 2015

Terry Creek Superfund Site Meeting

"A Community Meeting about the Terry Creek Superfund Site Proposed Cleanup Plan will be held on Thursday, July 23, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick"

June 20, 2015

After 20 Years and $130 Million Spent, Honeywell Says It's Close to Final Cleanup Plan for LCP

"It’s been about 20 years since cleanup began on the LCP Chemicals Superfund site in Brunswick."

April 18, 2015

Coastal Environment at Crossroads as Economy Bounces Back

"Coastal Georgia environmental advocates say the region’s environmental health may be in decent shape as the planet prepares to observe Earth Day Wednesday, but they warn the coast is at a crossroads of a re-energized economy, which is bringing with it an upsurge in development."

March 13, 2015

McIntosh County Students Win at Regional Science Fair

"Students in Jordan Lowe’s sixth grade science class at McIntosh County Middle School recently competed in the Savannah State Science & Engineering Fair."

March 30, 2015

Does Living Near a Superfund Site Increase Cancer Risks?

"There’s a lot of mercury, PCBs, dioxins, furans and those associated chemicals,” says Daniel Parshley, Head of Glynn Environmental Coalition. By some estimates there is around three hundred thousand pounds of mercury in the ground and a similar amount that was released to the estuary."

March 25, 2015

Students Recognized at Science and Engineering Fair

"The 2015 Grand Prize winner of the Dr. William T. Lipscomb Glynn County Science and Engineering Fair Award was presented to Xavier McClinton of Glynn Academy, for his project, “What Type of Water is Hardest.”

February 24, 2015

EPA Cleanup Plan for Brunswick Site Questioned

"It has been called one of the nation's most dangerous examples of industrial pollution. The LCP site in Brunswick is one of four EPA Superfund sites in Glynn County—places that hazardous waste has made inhabitable and require long term cleanup. It's one of four EPA Superfund sites in Glynn County."

January 31, 2015

Battle Over Rising Seas in Glynn

"Either the Johnson rocks along the shoreline of St. Simons Island are sinking or the sea is rising."

January 23, 2015

State Legislator Asks for More Public Comment Time on Superfund Site

"A state representative from Glynn County is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for more public comment time on the proposed plan to clean up contaminated marshland adjacent to the former LCP Chemicals environmental superfund site."

January 12, 2015

Locals, Activists Slam EPA Proposal to Clean Georgia Superfund Site

"An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to clean up an 801 -acre Superfund site in Brunswick, Georgia has come under scrutiny, with activists saying it is insufficient to protect locals already exposed to pollution—including a small Geechee community of Creole-speaking descendants of slaves on Sapelo Island, 25 miles from the site."

January 25, 2015

Honeywell Superfund Site Reports Skewed Towards Whites

"The recently released Proposed Plan for the Honeywell Superfund Site is based upon “Whites Only” data in the health risk assessment portion of the Plan."

January 01, 2015

EPA Cleanup Plan Unnacceptable

"For over two decades, the LCP Chemicals site in Brunswick has been notorious as one of the nation’s most dangerous examples of industrial pollution. Due to negligence, deliberate contamination and lax regulatory enforcement, a series of industrial occupants left the site saturated with toxic materials, including mercury and PCBs."

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