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Public Availability Session planned by EPA to provide CTS Site Update

Release Date: 06/19/2014
Contact Information: James Pinkney, (404) 562-9183 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main) pinkney.james@epa.gov

ATLANTA – On Monday, June 23, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public availability session regarding air sampling at the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Site.

EPA representatives and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) representatives will be available to talk to citizens one-on-one regarding on-going activities conducted at the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Site. We encourage those interested to visit between the hours of 6:00pm and 9:00pm at the Quality Inn & Suites, Biltmore Room located at 1 Skyline Inn Drive, Arden, NC.

The CTS of Asheville, Inc. site is located in south Asheville, near the Skyland Community. Operations occurred at the CTS site from the early 1950’s until 1986. CTS Corporation manufactured electronic components at the facility from 1959 to 1985. The chemical compound TCE was used by CTS to clean and/or degrease metal objects prior to electroplating. In 1987, the original 57-acre property was sold to Mills Gap Road Associates (MGRA) who developed a residential neighborhood on approximately 48 acres, leaving a fenced 9-acre site where the manufacturing had occurred.

More information about the CTS Site: http://www.epa.gov/region4/superfund/sites/npl/northcarolina/millsgapnc.html


ATTENTION: A media availability session will be held prior to the public availability session on Monday, June 23, 2014, to allow officials to answer questions from the media. The media session is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn & Suites, Biltmore Room located at 1 Skyline Inn Drive, Arden, NC.

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