|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:02:04 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] How Southside Village (Asheville, North Carolina) got built|
An old plant, tainted land, and worried homeowners By MITCH WEISS and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press December 24, 2014ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Developer Richard Green had nearly everything in place to build upscale homes on the heavily polluted land next to an old electronic components plant in the mountains outside Asheville. All he needed was a permit.
So when the local board of adjustment asked whether the site had hazardous materials, Green said there was only a slight level of the cancer-causing industrial solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE, below the factory. He then said he had a letter from state environmental regulators saying they were OK with the construction plans. They say they weren't.
Another developer, Stanley Greenberg, told the board that federal environmental regulators also had given a green light to build. They say they hadn't.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.knoxnews.com/news/nation-and-world/an-old-plant-tainted- land-and-worried-homeowners_71790365
-- 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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