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Sandbags Washed Out

Charleston, SC: (Apr-11-08) The Ocean and Coastal Resource Management agency brought charges against state and property owners along the eroding beach at Wild Dunes, alleging that they littered the coast and marshes after storms in 2007, with thousands of sandbags.

The Resource Management agency allegedly informed the property in June 2007 they faced fines of $1,000 a day when the small sandbags that were used to reduce erosion got washed away in storms and were strewn along the entire SC coast. In their defense, property owners stated that they were told by the agency to use the small sandbags. Agency spokespersons claimed that the sandbags littered the beaches and creeks from Georgia to the NC line.

As part of a settlement reached with almost half-dozen complexes, the property owners agreed to pay $18,000 to clean up the mess and resolve allegations. [THE STATE: WILD DUNES TO PAY $18,000 FOR LITTERING COAST WITH SANDBAGS]

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Published on Apr-14-08


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