Posts made in February, 2014

Technical Advisor Hired for CTS Site

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Asheville, NC – Frank Anastasi is the new professional Technical Advisor hired by grassroots community group POWER (Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources). Anastasi will provide guidance during remediation of the CTS Superfund Site in South Asheville. In March 2012 CTS of Asheville, a former electroplating facility, was added to the EPA’s National Priorities List (NPL). The carcinogen trichloroethylene (TCE) has been found at high levels on and near the former facility. POWER recently received a $50,000.00 Technical Assistance Grant to employ a consultant. Anastasi is...

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POWER Chair to speak at local church

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Earth & Social Justice Potluck & Discussion – Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville 1 Edwin Pl, Asheville, NC 28801 (Directions) Topic: CTS Superfund Site in South Asheville Tuesday, February 18, 5:30pm (SH) The history of the CTS of Asheville site is one of incessant chemical contamination and human suffering. It was named a Superfund site by the EPA in 2012. Please join us on February 18 as we welcome guest speaker, Lee Ann Smith, a South Asheville resident and co-founder of the P.O.W.E.R. Action Group. She will share her story about how CTS has directly impacted her...

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