mills gap road Articles
About 50 people gathered at the Skyland Fire Department this afternoon to see an in-depth WLOS report on the contaminated former CTS of Asheville site. Many, residents of the Mills Gap Road area, have lived with the specter of the nearby pollution for more than a decade. They expressed their hope for a clean-up, an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of the matter and renewed pressure on legislators.
In the ongoing ground-water contamination case connected to the former CTS electroplating plant on Mills Gap Road in south Asheville, emails between the EPA and residents imply that agency action to get new water service was being considered last July. But municipal water hookups remain far from certain.
A North Carolina House Select Committee has issued subpoenas to compel key EPA officials, including Superfund Branch Chief Don Rigger, to testify in a hearing in Raleigh next month, even as Mills Gap Road-area residents file a formal complaint of criminal negligence against the agency in the case of the former CTS of Asheville, and another Mills Gap home receives an emergency supply of bottled water from the EPA. Photo by Susan Andrew.
Emotions ran high at a March 10 press conference and community meeting at the Skyland Fire Department concerning the former CTS of Asheville plant. As uniformed police officers wearing bulletproof vests kept watch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced that the plant and adjacent Mills Gap Road property have been proposed for addition to the National Priorities List of hazardous-waste sites. Addition to the list would rank the property among the most contaminated sites in the nation, qualifying it for cleanup under the Superfund program. Photos by Jonathan Welch
Click an article from the list, and it will appear here!
Clay Classes At Odyssey ClayWorks
“Spring clay classes begin March 24th. Sgraffito And The Thrown Form, Hand Built Pottery For Daily Use, Beginner Wheel, Creative…
New Violin for Sale
with case. Bought for $850, never used. Selling for $550 828-891-5322 Welbourn3@morrisbb.net
Vice President of Construction Recruiting
Vice President of Construction Recruiting Mountain Management Group is seeking to fill the role of Regional Vice President of Construction…
Residential Cleaner Wanted
Locally-owned, friendly cleaning business looking for qualified residential cleaning tech. Starts at $10 per hour, part-time. Performance bonuses. Background check.…
Pooper Scooper Service
We clean up after your dog so you don't have to. Western NC's premier Pet Waste Removal Service. DogLogServices.com 1…