Posts made in July, 2014

“The Road to Cleanup” community meeting

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

“The Road to Cleanup” meeting on the evening of July 29th is sponsored and hosted by POWER (Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources) Action Group. POWER is a grassroots community organization, founded on the premise of environmental justice, that is pushing toward a comprehensive cleanup of the CTS of Asheville Site.    The purpose of “The Road to Cleanup” meeting is to: inform people of the latest developments at the site  provide attendees with useful information from experts in various fields  make clear the urgency for implementing expedited...

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POWER Announces Community Meeting with EPA

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Concerned citizens in south Asheville and the greater Buncombe County area are invited to attend an informational meeting about the contaminated CTS site on Tuesday, July 29th at the T.C. Roberson High School auditorium from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. This meeting, entitled “The Road to Cleanup,” will provide the latest technical information on the contamination at the CTS site, outline steps necessary for immediate cleanup action, and allow a forum for residents to ask questions of technical experts and the EPA. The meeting is hosted by POWER Action Group, an Asheville-based non-profit advocating...

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CTS Corp. Loses Lawsuit Against EPA

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

CTS CORPORATION LOSES LAWSUIT AGAINST EPA, CTS SITE TO REMAIN ON SUPERFUND LIST (ASHEVILLE- July 08, 2014) The D.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against CTS Corporation, deciding that the CTS of Asheville Superfund site must remain on the EPA’s Superfund inventory despite the company’s objections. CTS Corporation, which ran its Asheville facility from 1959 until 1986, sued the EPA in an effort to remove the contaminated site from Superfund. Finding that the site is indeed heavily polluted with carcinogens such as trichloroethylene (TCE), the court’s ruling in favor of the EPA will...

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