- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The federal government has settled on two methods for a $9 million cleanup of a carcinogenic chemical at a Superfund site in Asheville.

The Environmental Protection Agency released a decision Thursday for cleaning contamination beneath the old CTS of Asheville plant where electronic components were once made.

The soil and groundwater there has been contaminated with trichloroethene, or TCE.

The plan calls for cleaning just over an acre by putting electrified rods in the soil to heat it and evaporate the TCE. Chemicals will be used on another almost-2-acre area to oxidize and remove the pollutant.

After the EPA released its decision, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported (https://avlne.ws/1PGok1k ) a company spokesman said CTS is willing to move forward and work with the EPA removing any remaining contamination.


Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com



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