|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 14 May 2014 21:04:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Groundwater testing at CTS Asheville, North Carolina|
Toxic plume revealed at Asheville CTS siteAn Asheville group pushing for the cleanup said EPA shouldn’t wait until its studies are finished before taking steps to get rid of the toxic mess.
by Clarke Morrison Asheville Citizen-Times (NC) May 14, 2014ASHEVILLE – The first phase of testing performed in preparation for a Superfund cleanup revealed a plume of the toxic industrial solvent trichloroethylene mixed with petroleum floating on groundwater under the former CTS plant site.
The new information will be useful as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determines the best methods to remove the contamination, said Samantha Urquhart-Foster, remedial project manager with the agency.
It was already known that there is massive groundwater contamination from trichloroethylene, or TCE, a chemical used by CTS for nearly three decades in the manufacturing process before the plant shut down in 1986.
“The sampling we did shows us how deep and wide the most concentrated contamination is so that we can develop a cleanup plan for it,” Urquhart-Foster said. “We expected to see the plume there. We didn’t expect to see the TCE and the petroleum intermixed.”
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/05/14/testing- reveals-contamination-plume-asheville-cts-site/9096657/
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