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Close to 100 people pack a special meeting Monday night convened by News 13. Residents living near the former CTS chrome plating plant came to provide more information as WLOS investigates clusters of cancer patients who feel they're sick because of the contaminated groundwater. It was standing room ... at the Skyland Fire Department. Former employees told how they worked inside the plant with the chemical called TCE that was also allegedly dumped in a nearby containment pond by CTS. ...
The meeting and new information will be part of an upcoming one hour investigation on CTS that will air Wednesday, July 24th. It will include never before seen interviews with former employees, new revealing documents of what the EPA knew about contaminated areas and interviews with leaders in Washington who now have the plant on their radar to get something done.