April 10, 2024

Adrianna Lawrence, News 13 Myrtle Beach

Environmental group alleges Georgetown County violates Clean Water Act

Local environmental advocacy organizations are looking to take legal action against Georgetown County for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act.

Local environmental advocacy organizations sent the county a 60-day letter of intent to sue if it does not comply within that time frame.

On March 5, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project sent a letter on behalf of Preserve Murrells Inlet and Murrells Inlet Seafood.

The group included research, data, and photos alleging Georgetown County has not complied with certain permitting to prevent water pollution in the Murrells Inlet estuary for at least nine years.

“You can drive around in Georgetown County in many places and see examples of where they aren’t any of those sediment controls,” Amy Armstrong, the executive director of the SCELP said.

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