2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:08:48 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] North Carolina Assembly votes to reverse CTS court case
CTS Toxic Vapors, Community Meeting

by Mike Mason
WLOS TV-13 News (Asheville, NC)
June 12 2014

There are major new developments in the ongoing saga over the CTS Superfund site in South Asheville. State lawmakers just approved a bill allowing those affected by contamination to sue CTS Corporation, despite Monday's ruling by the United States Supreme Court.

News 13's investigative reporter Mike Mason attended a community meeting that was intended to focus on cleanup efforts at CTS and the toxic vapors that recently prompted 3 families to evacuate their homes. Now this new bombshell has changed the dynamics of that meeting. This bill approved by North Carolina’s General Assembly today supports residents affected by CTS and says the US Supreme Court made a mistake by ruling in favor of the accused contaminator.

This morning the General Assembly voted unanimously to approve a House substitute for Senate Bill 574, revising the state's 10-year statute of limitations. This comes days after Supreme Court Justices ruled that each state is allowed to limit the time victims have to sue companies. This new bill would remove that 10-year limit for those affected by "groundwater contamination".


For the entire story, see
http://www.wlos.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wlos_cts- toxic-vapors-community-meeting-16590.shtml


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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