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The Glynn Environmental Coalition works with the local news media to raise awareness of our activities, causes, and campaigns. As advocates for environmental health in our community, we work to provide valuable information that keeps the public informed and shares the story of our community.

 

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March 13, 2020 - The Brunswick News

“LCP, which closed in February 1994, is leaking high levels of lead, mercury and polychlorinated biphynels, or PCBs, into the environment,” The News reported. “Health officials and others are concerned about the health risks posed by the chemicals, especially the seafood found in nearby Purvis Creek and portions of the Turtle River.

 

March 9, 2020 - The Islander

“The City wants it (the contamination) totally cleaned up,” said Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey. “This has been going on too long.”

“Hercules does not have a good track record for cleaning up in our city,” The Mayor stated.

 

March 7, 2020 - The Brunswick News

Georgia Environmental Coalition Executive Director Rachael Thompson read from a 2011 letter sent from EPD to Hercules that said the agency wasn’t pleased with the progress at the site and threatened enforcement actions if the company didn’t change its behavior.

“EPD can facilitate enforcement actions that can include fines, consent orders and/or litigation,” Thompson said.

 

March 9, 2020 - The Brunswick News

Local and state environmentalists and coastal advocates gathered on Jekyll Island over the weekend to learn about what to do when dangerous substances are in the neighborhood or community.

March 5, 2020 - The Brunswick News

Glynn Environmental Coalition Executive Director Rachael Thompson said people should know the permit up for renewal actually expired in 2017.  “Citizens should attend to learn more about the permit, the current status of contamination being managed under this permit, and cleanup activities that are planned to take place,” Thompson said. “Ultimately, the information provided will assist residents in providing information that can then be used to send comments during the public comment period. This is a critical opportunity for residents to make specific requests for amendments to be made to the permit before it is renewed by the (state) Department of Natural Resources.”

February 19, 2020 - The Brunswick News

The Glynn Environmental Coalition recently awarded the 2020 Dr. William T. Lipscomb Grand Prize Scholarship to middle school students Leann Nguyen and Anna Roach at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which was held at Savannah State University.

February 12, 2020 - The Brunswick News

Roundabouts on St. Simons Island became a central topic of discussion at a St. Simons Island Rotary Club gathering Tuesday.  Glynn County Commissioner Bill Brunson spoke to the club and answered some questions during the lunchtime get-together. He addressed several topics — a potential St. Simons Island ferry, the grounded Golden Ray cargo vessel, current and future special-purpose, local-option sales taxes and development impact fees — in his discussion.

January 25, 2020 - ESPN Coastal Adventures

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on December 19, 2019, a proposed settlement agreement between the State of Georgia and Honeywell to compensate the public for lost recreation opportunities caused by the release of hazardous substances from the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site. These lost services included recreational fishing, boating, and other potential coastal recreational uses in the Brunswick, Glynn County area. The settlement requires Honeywell to pay $4 million that will be used by the State to support the implementation of natural resource restoration projects. The primary goal of the restoration projects is to enhance, restore or create recreational services comparable to those that were lost.

January 23, 2020 - The Brunswick News

Environmental Protection Agency staff found themselves surprised at the extent of toxic substance pollution at the LCP Chemicals site. One man collected enough mercury off the floor of one of the buildings to fill a small jar.

January 9, 2020 - The Brunswick News

According to state officials at Tuesday night’s public meeting on the state’s proposed settlement with Honeywell regarding the LCP Chemicals site, the law says the public is only entitled to the settlement document itself — the documents showing how negotiators came up with that agreement are to remain under wraps at least until the settlement becomes final.

January 2, 2020 - The Brunswick News

Local residents will have several more weeks to examine the $4 million environmental mitigation settlement proposed between the state Department of Natural Resources and Honeywell International.  DNR announced Monday that Commissioner Mark Williams extended the public comment period by 30 days, placing the deadline on Feb. 18. Attorneys for DNR lodged the proposed consent decree with the federal district court in Atlanta on Dec. 19.

January 1, 2020 - The Brunswick News

At the close of 2018, The News took a comprehensive look at the developments with the Terry Creek site. With another year passing by, Terry Creek and the pollution that remains at the Hercules outfall continues to be of a top concern, putting it in the grouping of 2019’s top five stories in statewide and coastal politics.

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