|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 28 May 2014 15:14:37 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] High TCE levels at CTS Asheville, North Carolina|
Highest Levels of TCE Found by Mike Mason WLOS TV-13 news (Asheville, NC) May 28, 2014People who live near the contaminated CTS Superfund site are frustrated after the EPA’s most recent report shows the highest levels of TCE ever.
Jeff Wilcox, PhD is a geology professor at UNC Asheville and has been tracking the CTS contamination for the past 6 years. Wilcox has been serving as a voluntary liaison between concerned residents and EPA’s Region 4 office which is based in Atlanta and manages the CTS Superfund site. The new report shows the known carcinogen trichloroethylene, better known as ‘TCE’, is migrating away from the site and is headed in 3 different directions. But that's nothing new, according to Wilcox, who says; "In 2009, a Mactec report shows that groundwater is flowing towards Southside Village and towards the Rice’s springs."
Last Friday, the EPA sent resident Dot Rice the final 1301 page report which shows TCE levels remain high on her property and the highest levels ever found were recently discovered at the CTS site. Near the bedrock, some 50 feet below the surface, the EPA found TCE levels of 1,120,000 parts per billion. TCE in the groundwater was recorded at 86,100 parts per billion. The state limit for TCE in water is 3 parts per billion, which means the groundwater is now 28,700 times more toxic than the state allows.
... For the entire story, seehttp://www.wlos.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/ wlos_highest-levels-tce-found-16420.shtml
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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