Executives with Malec Brothers insist the fumigation operation would be safe, fitted with devices to monitor the concentration at different points on site, ensuring it remains low. (SOURCE: WECT)
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) -
The public is invited to a two-part event about a Delco-based company’s permit application to use methyl bromide, a potentially toxic gas, to treat logs for pests before shipping.
Starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, an information session at the East Columbus High School Auditorium will allow citizens to ask questions and immediately get answers from air quality leaders about the permitting process for Malec Brothers Transport LLC.
East Columbus High School is located at 32 Gator Lane in Lake Waccamaw, NC, which is about a 20-minute drive from Delco.
Previously, state leaders planned to hold the methyl bromide event at Acme-Delco Middle School, but expected high attendance, parking limitations and disability compliance considerations led them to move to a larger location at East Columbus High School.
“We will be available to answer questions,” said Megan Thorpe, communications director for the NC Department of Environmental Quality.
Then at 7 p.m., the microphone will open up for anyone in the public to share comments with state air quality regulators as a continuation of the last hearing. You can sign up at the door to speak.