WLOS previews investigative report on CTS contamination, updates

Monday night, July 8, WLOS reporter Mike Mason led a town hall focused on the decades-long problem of deadly contamination from the former CTS of Asheville facility on Mills Gap Road. The meeting will be featured in a July 24, one-hour investigative report, said WLOS’ Kimberly King:

Close to 100 people pack a special meeting Monday night convened by News 13. Residents living near the former CTS chrome plating plant came to provide more information as WLOS investigates clusters of cancer patients who feel they’re sick because of the contaminated groundwater. It was standing room … at the Skyland Fire Department. Former employees told how they worked inside the plant with the chemical called TCE that was also allegedly dumped in a nearby containment pond by CTS. …

The meeting and new information will be part of an upcoming one hour investigation on CTS that will air Wednesday, July 24th. It will include never before seen interviews with former employees, new revealing documents of what the EPA knew about contaminated areas and interviews with leaders in Washington who now have the plant on their radar to get something done.

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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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