CTS OF ASHEVILLE, INC.
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- Announcements and Key Topics
- Community Resources
- Site News Archive
- Previous Public Participation Opportunities
- Stay Informed and Involved
Announcements and Key Topics
EPA will sponsor a public meeting Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Skyland Fire Department located at 9 Miller Road in Asheville. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. EPA will provide an overview of the treatment system that will clean up the trichloroethene (TCE) source contamination in the groundwater and soil at the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund Site. CTS has formally entered into a contract with TRS Group, Inc. to install and operate the Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) treatment system. ERH is a technology that heats the ground in order to extract and treat hazardous substances.
In 2013, EPA awarded the POWER (Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources) Action Group a Technical Assistance Grant (TAG). The TAG helps communities participate in Superfund cleanup decision-making. It provides funding to community groups to contract their own technical advisor to interpret and explain technical reports, site conditions, and EPA’s proposed cleanup plans and decisions throughout the Superfund process. The EPA Remedial Project Manager (RPM) and Community Involvement Coordinator (CIC) work closely with the technical advisor to coordinate technical reviews of work plans and reports.
Site News Archive
On November 22, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that CTS Corporation, Mills Gap Road Associates and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation have agreed to spend an estimated $9 million on an interim cleanup at the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund Site in Asheville, N.C.
The settlement agreement is memorialized in a Consent Decree, on which the public will soon be invited to comment. Information on how to comment on the Consent Decree will be provided by EPA and will be available on the Department of Justice’s website at www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees.
Previous Public Participation Opportunities
EPA hosted a public meeting on October 13, 2015, at the TC Roberson High School auditorium to discuss the details of EPA's Interim Proposed Plan.
Stay Informed and Involved
EPA and NCDEQ have conducted a broad range of community involvement activities to meaningfully involve the community and to ensure that the Asheville community remains informed about site activities throughout the site cleanup and evaluation process. Outreach activities have included public notices and information meetings regarding site progress and activities. Outreach activities have also included work with the local government. ATSDR has also engaged in outreach activities along with the EPA and NCDPH to inform the community on contaminants of concern. EPA staff distributes Community Updates via email. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list, please contact Angela Miller (Miller.Angela@epa.gov). You may also visit the Site Information Repository: Pack Memorial Library, North Carolina Room, 67 Haywood Street Asheville, North Carolina 28801-2834