FROM THE N.C. DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, RALEIGH
The N.C. Division of Public Health has completed a public health assessment for the CTS/ Mills Gap Road Site in Buncombe County.
The CTS plant manufactured electronic components on the site from 1952 to 1986. The original 54-acre CTS property was sold and redeveloped, leaving a fenced 9-acre site. The area currently surrounding the 9-acre site is a mix of residential and industrial properties. Tetrachloroethylene (TCE) is the main contaminant of concern at this site.
The public health assessment analyzes information about harmful substances at the site and evaluates whether exposure to those substances might cause harm to people. The information for the assessment comes from agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). This evaluation includes samples collected until August 2008.
The final report and a two-page summary are available at:
Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
and on the web at:
• The N.C. Division of Public Health website: www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/oee/hace/reports.html
• The Buncombe County Health Department website: www.buncombecounty.org
The N.C. Division of Public Health (DPH) completed another evaluation of well water samples obtained near this site between June 2008 and January 2010. The report is titled Private Well Waters from the Mills Gap Rd. Area Health Consultation. The report and a two-page summary can be accessed at www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/oee/hace/reports.html.
DPH is currently evaluating private well water samples collected after January 2010.
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