EPA extents comment period for proposed CTS of Asheville, Inc., Superfund Site through November

From Environmental Protection Agency

Press release

On September 30, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Proposed Plan for Interim Remedial Action at the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund Site. EPA solicited comments from the public on the Proposed Plan during a 30-day comment period that initially ran from October 1 to October 30. EPA is now extending the public comment period through November 29, 2015.

The majority of the comments received to date encourage EPA to expand the proposed one-acre treatment area to include additional acreage to the north. Data shows elevated levels of trichloroethene (TCE) in groundwater north of the proposed one-acre treatment area, near monitoring well clusters MW6 and MW7. EPA recently discussed the community’s comments with representatives of CTS Corporation. As a result, CTS has requested a 30-day extension to the initial comment period. During the extension, CTS plans to prepare and submit an Addendum to the Focused Feasibility Study that will evaluate Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) and In-Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) for the expanded treatment area north near MW6/MW7.

Upon completion of the comment period, EPA will consider all public comments received and evaluate the two additional remediation strategies developed for the expanded treatment area. EPA anticipates releasing a Record of Decision (ROD) that will describe the remedy selected for Interim Remedial Action in early 2016. You can review supporting documents online at http://semspub.epa.gov/src/collection/04/AR63944 and submit comments through November 29, 2015, via email to Zeller.Craig@epa.gov or send via U.S. Mail to Craig Zeller, US EPA Region 4, Superfund Division – 11th Floor, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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