BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. - When jelly-fishers wanted to do business in Beaufort County, not all neighbors were supportive. Groups against the jelly-fishing are still speaking-out against an operation nearly a year later. The groups want to stop a company from unloading and rinsing cannonball jellyfish waste water into Jenkins Creek. However, that company is now suing Beaufort County over an ordinance that makes doing business harder.
The company began unloading and rinsing jellyfish and dumping the waste water into Jenkins Creek at Golden Dock. When some neighbors learned of the operation, toxicity tests were done on the waste in the creek; results showed the waste was toxic at certain solutions. Beaufort County passed an ordinance that requires the company to face further review before they operate.
Boats are docked at the site of the controversial jellyfish operation that was once unloading and rinsing jellyfish waster water at Golden Dock in St. Helena Island.
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