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EPA to Host Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Listing of CTS Site in Asheville, NC to Superfund National Priorities List

Release Date: 03/7/2011
Contact Information: James Pinkney, 404-562-9183, pinkney.james@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – March 7, 2011) On Thursday, March 10, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting to explain the proposed listing of the CTS of Asheville, Inc. site in Asheville, NC to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

The meeting will be held at the Skyland Fire Department located at 9 Miller Road in Asheville from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. EPA representatives will be presenting information on the NPL and Remedial process with a question and answer session concluding the meeting. EPA would like to encourage all interested persons to attend.

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.

For more information about the site, please visit http://www.epa.gov/region4/waste/npl/nplnc/millsgapnc.html

ATTENTION: A media availability session will be held prior to the public meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2011, to allow officials to answer questions from the media. The media session is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Skyland Fire Department located at 9 Miller Road in Asheville. Representatives will be available to answer media questions concerning upcoming activities at the site. This arrangement will allow for the public to use the entire public meeting to get information and have their questions answered.