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Tiny plastic pellets called nurdles wash up on Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island beach is strewn with tiny plastic pellets, and cleanup isn’t likely

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sullivan-s-island-beach-is-strewn-with-tiny-plastic-pellets/article_ddd28eb0-aa43-11e9-b1bf-07609bb416e5.html

Environmental experts concerned after plastic pellets wash up on Sullivan’s Island

https://www.live5news.com/2019/07/20/environmental-experts-concerned-after-plastic-pellets-wash-up-sullivans-island/

Commentary: Sullivan’s Island fighting different kind of plastic pollution

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/commentary-sullivan-s-island-fighting-a-different-kind-of-plastic/article_8ed0caec-203c-11ea-8fe6-2320c4da6216.html

 

After a cursory investigation DHEC fails to enforce clean water laws

Plastic pellets still in Charleston waters months after beach spill, environmentalists say

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/plastic-pellets-still-in-charleston-waters-months-after-beach-spill/article_994965fa-f75c-11e9-b495-fbeca4d56e63.html

Microplastic spill in Charleston Harbor prompts calls for stricter enforcement

https://www.counton2.com/news/the-investigators/microplastic-spill-prompts-investigation/

As plastic pellets wash up on SC beaches, state should do more to stop it, lawyers say

https://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article236770693.html

 

Charleston Waterkeeper investigates and uncovers widespread plastic nurdle pollution in Charleston waterways and on local beaches

Charleston Waterkeeper keeps finding more plastic pellets in waterway 

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/charleston-waterkeeper-keeps-finding-more-plastic-pellets-in-waterway

National database ranks Charleston second-worst for plastic pellet pollution

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/national-database-ranks-charleston-2nd-worst-for-plastic-pellet-pollution

 

Charleston Waterkeeper, Coastal Conservation League, and Southern Environmental Law Center file lawsuit to stop plastic nurdle pollution and enforce law

Local groups suing company over plastic pellets in Charleston waterways

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/local-groups-suing-company-over-plastic-pellets-in-charleston-waterway

SC plastic pellet mover faces federal lawsuit over Charleston-area beach spills

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sc-plastic-pellet-mover-faces-federal-lawsuit-over-charleston-area-beach-spills/article_fe380134-691b-11ea-a978-bff2a3fb78e1.html

Charleston nurdle exporter says it was targeted by environmental groups

https://www.postandcourier.com/business/charleston-nurdle-exporter-says-it-was-targeted-by-environmental-groups/article_66c9d78c-cdcf-11ea-a724-6fb0b86c11c5.html

SC environmental groups say pellet exporter is shirking it’s responsibility for pollution

https://www.postandcourier.com/business/sc-environmental-groups-say-pellet-exporter-shirking-responsibility-for-pollution/article_5376c066-de4e-11ea-8314-ab52440410e6.html

 

South Carolina doesn’t have strong enough laws to protect harbor and beaches from plastic nurdle pollution

Editorial: Cooperation’s great, but SC needs nurdle law to protect coast, marine life

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-cooperation-s-great-but-sc-needs-nurdle-law-to/article_011455a8-3edb-11ea-b450-633221d0cbc7.html

 

Plastic nurdle shippers have a powerful ally in the South Carolina Port Authority 

Company accused of polluting ocean with plastic has an ally: SC Ports

https://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article246064255.html

Editorial: SC Ports Authority needs to stop courting polluters

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-sc-ports-authority-needs-to-stop-courting-polluters/article_202e46aa-acc8-11ea-a9c3-b791d12ac36a.html

Editorial: Preserve Charleston Harbor’s environment

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-preserve-charleston-harbors-environment/article_78496fb6-bfc1-11ea-9295-a7103ca40b7c.html

Judge denied motion to dismiss, new documents unveiled in 2019 plastic pellet spill

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/judge-denies-motion-to-dismiss-new-documents-unveiled-in-2019-plastic-pellet-spill

SC Ports fights against lawsuit discovery in case about plastic pellet spill

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sc-ports-fights-against-lawsuit-discovery-in-case-about-plastic-pellet-spill/article_d6f16f60-2820-11eb-b8f3-3f17a6f901ef.html

 

Plastic nurdle pollution is a national and global problem in our waterways

A new plastic wave is coming to our shores

https://www.audubon.org/news/a-new-plastic-wave-coming-our-shores

 

Plastic nurdle pollution cases settled in historic win for clean water

SC plastic pellet spill lawsuit settled for $1 million

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sc-plastic-pellet-spill-lawsuit-settled-for-1-million/article_5330d994-7b96-11eb-b4e7-b7b8ca40fc27.html

Company accused of plastic pollution agrees to pay SC nonprofits $1M in settlement

https://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article249651773.html?fbclid=IwAR0QHqiRb54FjJTu_kCioBy-pADQ-rXEa8jSetdxcgRS_SFJ9L08z3V6r1M

Frontier Logistics agrees to $1.2 million settlement in pellet lawsuit

https://charlestonbusiness.com/news/distribution-logistics/80125/

$1 million settlement reached in Charleston “nurdle” lawsuit

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/company-to-pay-1-million-for-spilled-plastic-pellets-into-charleston-harbor-in-2019

Environmental groups, company settle suit involving plastic pellets on Sullivan’s Island beach

https://www.live5news.com/2021/03/03/environmental-groups-company-settle-suit-involving-plastic-pellets-sullivans-island-beach/

$1M settlement reached in lawsuit over “nurdles” in Charleston Harbor

https://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/charleston-county-news/1m-settlement-reached-in-lawsuit-over-nurdles-in-charleston-harbor/

$1 million nurdle spill settlement shines light on plastic pollution during shipping

https://www.desmogblog.com/2021/03/09/1-million-nurdle-spill-settlement-plastic-pollution-shipping