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Old 09-23-2018, 08:15 AM
Location: Charleston, SC
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Originally Posted by NO10 View Post
That wasn't the best choice of sources to quote....

"Health Issues

Under most weather conditions, the chemicals released from pulp and paper mills are diluted with clean air so health problems are not expected. Odors may still be noticed because people can smell sulfur-based chemicals, such as TRS gases, at extremely low concentrations.

If the chemicals become concentrated (for example, by weather conditions) area residents may experience eye and breathing irritation. Other symptoms may include nausea and headaches. People with asthma may experience asthma episodes when the odors are strong.

People with emphysema or COPD may also be at risk. These symptoms should disappear shortly after the odors disperse
To me that doesn't seem life threatening, except for maybe if you forgot your inhaler. I have those symptoms everyday at the base of the Ravenel bridge due to car exhaust fumes collecting there, but no one's screaming to have the bridge demolished.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by WiseManOnceSaid View Post
What do you suggest they do? Purchase the plant and shut it down? The plant was there before people saw dollar signs on Daniel Island and the surrounding areas.

Growing up here, I'll catch a whiff of it every now and then and it just doesn't affect my day all that much. If I had to live with the constant smell of it, sort of like the folks over near the Bees Ferry land fill, I'd probably look for a new place to call home. This is why folks need to get a local Realtor who's honest and will give you the goods and the bads, and you need to join forums sites, talk to locals before moving into an area, read news articles, google, etc. Do your diligence. All of this is good practice when deciding to live in a certain area. That way you have no regrets once you've moved in.
Realtors and residents on forums want to maintain property values, so thatís probably the last place to go for honest advice. The best advice is looking at a map, finding the paper mill, landfills, etc. then make your decision from there. I agree, that if a paper kill is offensive to you, just donít live next to it. The paper mill was there for DI was developed and Iím sure the proximity made the purchase a good price point for the developers.
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