Salt Marsh and Oyster Bed Restoration Projects Proposed for Hazardous Waste Site in Charleston, South Carolina
Marsh Restoration Proposed for Koppers Hazardous Waste Site in Charleston, South Carolina
2017 Accomplishments Restoring our Nation's Coasts after Industrial Pollution
In 2017, multiple agreements were reached requiring companies to restore natural resources damaged by industrial pollution:
ExxonMobil Former Fertilizer Plants
Hazardous Waste Site | Charleston, SC | 1900-1943
In the early 1860’s, substantial outcroppings of phosphate rock were discovered in Charleston, SC, along the banks of the Ashley River and other areas of coastal South Carolina.
At that time, the environmental impacts of commercial fertilizers and superphosphates were largely unknown.
Cooper River/ MV Everreach
On September 30, 2002, the container ship M/V Everreach spilled approximately 12,500 gallons of oil into the waters of the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina.
Koppers Co, Inc.
The Koppers Site formerly housed wood treatment and fertilizer manufacturing facilities. These facilities released hazardous substances into wetland and river habitat in and near the Ashley River. The groundwater at the site was also contaminated, and impacted nearby wetland and river habitat.