The bluish, oily sheen coating the surface of a tiny creek that runs downstream from CTS of Asheville is obvious to any observer. So is the sharp odor it gives off. All in a day’s work: Harry Zinn, a DENR staffer, takes a water sample near the old CTS plant. A concerned state representative and […]
The hazardous-waste site on Mills Gap Road has received attention from concerned neighbors, a state representative, a member of Congress and a nonprofit group. Now, the state and EPA are beginning to take notice.
Black Mountain and Clyde are officially “cool” “Black Mountain is leading the way,” Tom Jensen proclaimed during a Sept. 4 ceremony at the Town Hall. Not wanting to sound insincere, he added, “I’m dead serious. … Folks out here have an amazing amount of vision and common sense.” “Does this mean I am officially a […]
CTS of Asheville shut down more than two decades ago, but for some former employees and neighbors of the electroplating facility, the memories haven’t faded. Under the surface: The shell of the former CTS of Asheville plant on Mills Gap Road, which is considered a hazardous-waste site due to trichloroethylene concentrations in ground water. contemporary […]