S.C. officials to discuss Langley Pond

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 8:13 AM
Last updated 7:51 PM
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GRANITEVILLE — South Carolina environmental officials are scheduled to meet to discuss sampling that’s been done on Langley Pond.

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control is holding a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the amphitheater at Aiken Technical College in Graniteville.

DHEC says its officials have done environmental assessment to determine the extent of contamination that was caused by pollution along Horse Creek decades ago.

Officials say their data have shown that the water in Langley Pond remains safe for recreational use.

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Sweet son
Sweet son 02/27/14 - 01:26 pm
Two different stories: one here and one on one of the TV

stations and no description of what caused the contamination 'decades ago.' I'm curious and others might be too.

If I had to guess it probably would be related to the textile mill boom that was happening in the area.

dwb619 02/27/14 - 05:16 pm

Was caused by the textile mills in Graniteville and Vauclause.
Years back the pond was drained and sediment assays were done.
At that time the experts determined the pollutants were fixed in sediment , and that any attempts at remediation would do more harm than good.

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