|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 20 May 2010 08:34:53 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] EPA's Inspector General reports on CTS Asheville, North Carolina|
EPA report finds testing deficiencies at CTS site By Nanci Bompey and Jonathan Walczak Asheville Citizen-Times (NC) May 20, 2010SKYLAND Water and air quality sampling by the Environmental Protection Agency at the former CTS of Asheville site was conducted incorrectly until 2007, according to a report released Wednesday.
The report, prepared by the EPA's Office of Inspector General, found that "the limited scope of Region 4's past sampling activities and oversight kept the region from detecting groundwater contamination in drinking water wells."
But the region did adhere to accepted standards from 2007 to 2009, according to the report.
In July 1999, the chemical tricholoroethylene, or TCE, was found in the drinking water well near the site. TCE is an industrial chemical and suspected carcinogen. The CTS plant manufactured switches and resistors for more than 20 years before closing in 1986.
... For the entire article, see http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100520/NEWS/305200025 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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