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Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Against AVX

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 9:55am
The Associated Press

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court has agreed with a lower court that electronics manufacturer AVX Corp. is responsible for pollution at its old plant in Myrtle Beach.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported (http://bit.ly/W2Xt5N ) a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., upheld the decision by U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten in 2011.

Wooten ruled after a trial that the U.S. military did not contribute to the pollution of groundwater at or near the AVX site next to the old Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.

AVX has 45 days to ask the appeals court to reconsider the case. The company could ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case.

An attorney for the company did not immediately respond to a message Friday morning.

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