The N.C. Division of Public Health (DPH) and the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) worked together to evaluate the potential adverse health effects among private well water users as a result of possible contact with toxic chemicals in the water. The neighborhood where the private well water was tested is near the former CTS plant on Mills Gap Road in Buncombe County’s Skyland community.
DPH evaluated private well data collected by the N.C. Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from June 2008 through January 2010. All substances detected were evaluated for potential health effects regardless of possible source.
The full health consultation report and a two-page summary of the findings are posted on the Public Health Assessment, Consultation and Education (HACE) Web site at www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/oee/hace/reports.html.Read the full article