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Old 06-06-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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An International Paper mill is located in Eastover, SC.

Does this plant emit any smell?

Anyone know about the pollutants they release into the environment?

How do I find out if it is safe to live in this area.

How close is too close to live to a paper mill?
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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Eastover is a sparsely populated area, but I've never noticed any smell from the paper mill when in Lower Richland County.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:33 AM
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Eastover is a sparsely populated area, but I've never noticed any smell from the paper mill when in Lower Richland County.
I haven't either. I used to go to the RCRC park a little bit down the road and then over to schools in the Gadsden area (and the park there, too) and never noticed it. Now when I lived in Lancaster, we could smell Bowater more than fifteen miles away. I suspect that has been changed since the 80s and early 90s though.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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This home is located North of the paper mill above 378 and to a little west of 601. I've been told that the winds prevail from the south and southwest.

Do you think you never smell it because the wind would be going the other way?
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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for what it's worth, since we moved down to SC we've found very few times we ever open our home's windows. On the days it's not too hot or not too cool, then the yellow pollen is all over our place. Much like on the occasions when the lake by us has it's "aromatic" days, we dont really notice it anyhow.

But i'd be more concerned if i lived real close to any plant, as at least back home in WI, on certain days with the right winds you'd pick up a special scent. Could have been from a brewery, paper mill, treatment plant, or even the local food processing plant. Lets not forget the near constant seasonal smell of all the farm fields being spread with fertilizer lol.

just my .02
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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There are plenty of homes in Richland County that are nowhere near the paper mill. If it's a concern I would look elsewhere.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:26 AM
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Hwy. 378 and 601 intersect so close to the mill, that your main concern may be the logging trucks going back and forth. I honestly don't know if the smell will be bad or not. You could always go down and ask around to folks in the neighborhood. But chances are your doors will be open and windows raised so little in the south that it won't matter much if you're indoors. We're normally HAH here this time of year. (Hot As Hell or Humid As Hell, either fit.)
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