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EPA Announces the start of Sampling Activities at the CTS of Ashville, Inc. Superfund Site in Ashville,North Carolina

Release Date: 09/20/2013
Contact Information: James Pinkney, (404) 562-9183 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main) pinkney.james@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – September 20, 2013) Today, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials announced sampling activities for the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) Confirmation Sampling and Analysis Plan and the Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL) Investigation will begin on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the CTS of Ashville Inc. Superfund Site in Ashville, NC.

The work will include collecting soil and water samples to better understand how deep and wide the highest concentrated contamination exists on and adjacent to the former plant property.

The NAPL Work Plan requires that samples also be collected on adjacent properties to the east of the Site, and if data indicates the need sampling may proceed to properties on the west of the Site. Specialized equipment will be used and the sampling area may be expanded as data is collected. This work is essential to determine the best cleanup plan for the Site.

The sampling event is projected to take about 3 months. EPA and/or its contractor will provide oversight of the sampling activities.

For further information, please contact Angela Miller, Community Involvement Coordinator at (678) 575-8132 or Samantha Urquhart-Foster, Remedial Project Manager at (404) 909-0839.

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