Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

ORE KNOB MINE
Ashe County, NC

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Site Document Repository: Ashe County Library, 148 Library Drive, West Jefferson,
North Carolina 28694

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Previous Public Participation Opportunities

 

EPA held public meetings in April and November 2010, August 2011, March 2012, April 2014 and March 2015 to address public concerns regarding groundwater contamination and update the community regarding site activities.

EPA held a public meeting in Laurel Springs, N.C. on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 to provide an update on the proposed waterline extension from the Town of Jefferson’s municipal water supply to properties impacted by the Ore Knob Mine Site. Property owners in the zone of concern received information regarding the proposed waterline extension which outlined EPA’s responsibilities, which are to install the main water lines and to connect the properties of those who agreed to be connected. The information also outlined property owners’ individual responsibilities should they decide to be connected as well as responsibilities for individuals who opted not to be connected. The purpose of the August 10th meeting was to respond to inquiries from the community and to address concerns from the Town of Jefferson presented in correspondence to EPA in May.

 EPA agreed to address the Town of Jefferson’s concerns in writing and would reconvene in October 2017 to make a final decision on the waterline.

 

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Stay Informed and Involved

 

EPA is conducting a range of community involvement activities to solicit community input and to make sure the public remains informed about site activities throughout the cleanup process. Outreach efforts include public notices, public meetings and fact sheets.

Site Document Repository: Ashe County Library, 148 Library Drive, West Jefferson,
North Carolina 28694

 

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