As you may have read and seen, the springs cap and collection systems are working and displaced families can now move back home. But this is not the end of the story. These families remain in harm’s way as long as contaminants continue to migrate from the CTS site.
Indeed, the entire community is at risk until the EPA uses their removal authority to compel a full and thorough remedy of the source material, trichloroethylene (TCE) and other carcinogens, buried under the former CTS building.
Technical methodologies exist that can and will make cleanup a reality, if only the EPA would use its multifaceted legal authority to oblige the polluter to clean up its toxic mess that continues to release into our beautiful mountain community.
Lee Ann Smith
Chair, POWER Action Group