EPA evacuates families near CTS site in South Asheville
(Mountain XPress) WLOS reported earlier tonight, June 6, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state officials evacuated three families who live near the CTS superfund site on Mills Gap Road in South Asheville. A few weeks ago, local citizens groups and EPA officials announced that a “significant amount of trichloroethylene (TCE) is dissolved in a mass of petroleum that is floating on shallow groundwater beneath the CTS of Asheville site. ” The contamination was first discovered in the late 1980s, when a resident called to report a large chemical pond on the site. WLOS attributed the June 6 evacuations to highly elevated toxins in recent air samples.
Read the full story HERE>