Find updated information below on the proposed expansion of the Seaco asphalt emulsion plant in the Rosewood neighborhood.
- A July 7 article in The State alerted the neighborhood to the sale and possible expansion of the Seaco asphalt emulsion plant.
- Rosewood Community Council wrote a letter to neighbors on July 10 about the expansion, with copies of the cleanup contract between DHEC and the new buyers, and RCC’s Freedom of Information Act requests.
- DHEC set up a website about the Seaco expansion.
- Lead and arsenic were found in the ground near Easy Street and Corning Road.
- Concerned residents met with city staff July 25.
- Mayor Benjamin wrote a letter to Seaco’s owners.
- DHEC set up another website, this one about the fertilizer plant’s lead and arsenic contamination.
- DHEC presented Edisto Court residents with results of lead and arsenic soil testing on July 30, and urged neighbors to take precautions.
- The EPA began testing in the Edisto Court area on August 3.
- DHEC provided free arsenic and lead tests to residents of Easy and Howe Streets and Corning Road on August 6 and 7.
- The tests from DHEC showed no elevated levels or lead or arsenic.
- DHEC held a public meeting on Aug. 28. Read a news article about that meeting here and comments offered at the meeting by the Rosewood Community Council.
- The EPA announced it will clean up yards affected by soil contamination.
- DHEC officially entered into the Voluntary Cleanup Contracts with Associated Asphalt.
- DHEC published the comments submitted regarding the cleanup contracts.
- The EPA began cleaning up contaminated yards in October.
- EPA cleanup is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
- The EPA finished cleaning up contaminated yards in December and declared the area free of pollution.
Find a compilation of news articles about the expansion here.
Please contact Jenna Stephens at email@example.com if you have questions. Check back for updates.
This page was last updated December 21, 2012.