2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:02:04 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] How Southside Village (Asheville, North Carolina) got built
An old plant, tainted land, and worried homeowners

Associated Press
December 24, 2014

ASHEVILLE, 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, see
http://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
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