CTS health study: lead found in area, but low risk of contamination spreading-attachment0

CTS health study: lead found in area, but low risk of contamination spreading

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released a health assessment today of the area surrounding the contaminated former CTS of Asheville site. The study declares that there is no elevated rates of cancer in a 1-mile radius, and little risk of contamination spreading, but also declares that new harmful substances such as lead have been found in the area.

Buncombe County Commissioners preview: contamination and crime edition-attachment0

Buncombe County Commissioners preview: contamination and crime edition

At their meeting Tuesday, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hear from the Environmental Protection Agency and county staff about the state of the heavily contaminated former CTS of Asheville site. They may also hear from citizens and activists angered about the local, state and federal governments’ handling of the situation.

Commissioners delay three key items until Election Day-attachment0

Commissioners delay three key items until Election Day

The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners delayed decisions on three important items — a controversial rezoning, borrowing more than $37 million and appointing new members to the county planning board — at its Oct. 7 meeting. The board also cancelled its Oct. 21 meeting, meaning that the commissioners will take up all the items at their meeting on Nov. 4 — Election Day.

Press, citizens turned away from CTS meeting at Shuler’s office ***Updated with video***-attachment0

Press, citizens turned away from CTS meeting at Shuler’s office ***Updated with video***

Staff of Rep. Heath Shuler turned away reporters, photographers and citizens from a meeting this morning on the issue of groundwater contamination at the former CTS of Asheville site. The meeting’s location had been changed from Shuler’s Asheville office, and his staff would not reveal the new location or who was attending.