PCS: Still Waiting On Final EPA Decision

There is still no final word from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency whether one of Beaufort County's largest employers will get a new mining permit.

Monday night was supposed to be the deadline for the EPA to veto the new permit for PCS Phosphate.

Eleven days ago the Army Corps of Engineers gave the company a new permit, with the understanding that the EPA had 10 days to veto.

A PCS spokeswoman told WITN News that the EPA is apparently still reviewing its decision and is preparing a written statement right now.

PCS has been fighting for a new permit for eight years. Environmentalists argue the company's plan for expansion would damage area fisheries and wetlands.


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