EPA community survey and comment period on interim cleanup!

Posted on Dec 9, 2016

Weigh in on ongoing cleanup and investigation at the CTS of Asheville site this month:

CTS ACTION ALERT!
An interim cleanup plan for the CTS of Asheville site has finally been developed, and your help is requested to ensure its implementation will begin as slated in 2017.

The plan is currently open for comment and laid out in detail in the Consent Decree: http://bit.ly/2hzjlcJ

Members of the South Asheville community who have dealt with the effects of pollution from this Superfund site for decades are requesting that you briefly write to express strong support for the Consent Decree. This will help ensure forward progress toward remediation of the CTS site.

Please offer your remarks by January 6, 2017, closing date for the comment period. Thank you!

Comments should be sent via email to: pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov. Or simply click here for an easy action page to submit your comments. Or, by mail to Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJā€”ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-7611.

Suggested wording:

Dear Assistant Attorney General Cruden,

I write to express my support of the Consent Decree (2016-29355) referencing groundwater contamination by tricholorethylene at the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund Site in Asheville, NC.

For too many years people living near the CTS site have dealt with the effects of this pollution. Please do everything within your power to ensure this decree is implemented quickly, effectively, and efficiently so that cleanup can begin in 2017 as slated and continue until a full and complete remedy is achieved.

Sincerely,
[your name]

Also, EPA is inviting public input on how they’ve been doing keeping the community informed and engaged in the process of cleanup at the CTS site. You can print out and fill out a short survey here to let them know what they could be doing better to keep you informed about the site.