|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 2 Feb 2012 10:50:11 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] New contamination emerges near CTS Asheville, North Carolina|
New contamination emerges in Mills Gap; neighbors await municipal
By Susan Andrew Mountain Xpress (NC) February 2, 2012At a kitchen table in the Mills Gap Road community in south Asheville last night, residents who live near the former CTS of Asheville plant met to plan their next steps. Recently, two residential wells tested positive for industrial contaminants, including cyanide. It's not known whether this latest indication of contamination is linked to CTS, which operated an electroplating facility on Mills Gap Road until 1986.
But the findings — combined with the announcement that the Elkhardt, Ind.-based company has signed a new agreement with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency — had one resident, Lori Murphy, remark, "It's like letting the criminal clean up the crime scene." Murphy's well tested positive some time ago for trichloroethylene, one of the chemicals used by CTS at the old plant and one acknowledged to be a cancer-causing agent.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.mountainx.com/article/40035/New-contamination-emerges-in- Mills-Gap-neighbors-await-municipal-water-hookups
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