|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:17:23 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Vapor levels near CTS safe, residents may return, " Asheville, North Carolina|
EPA: Vapor levels near CTS safe, residents may return by Tonya Maxwell Asheville Citizen-Times.(NC) November 18, 2014ASHEVILLE - Families who agreed to leave their South Asheville homes in June after high levels of a toxic chemical was detected were given the go-ahead to return Monday, Environmental Protection Agency officials said in a statement.
The 13 people live in a house and two mobile homes adjacent to the CTS of Asheville Inc. Superfund site, and were notified over the summer they were breathing dangerous vapor levels of trichloroethylene, known as TCE. The EPA placed residents in temporary housing.
The vapors were collecting and rising from a sunken wetland area, fed by springs from the CTS site, which sits on higher ground just west of the homes. White pipes now crisscross the wetland, the most visible part of vapor-cleaning system installed by CTS contractors. Air collected in the pipes runs through a trailer with a vacuum pump, designed to scrub the toxic vapor away.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/11/18/epa-vapor- levels-near-cts-safe-residents-may-return/19210397/
-- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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