For years, those living near the former CTS Corporation on Mills Gap Road in Asheville have complained of foul smelling tap water, contaminated ground water, and health problems neighbors believe are caused by the dumping of the dangerous solvent TCE. A new report just published by the North Carolina Department of Heath and Human Resources now gives those claims some serious legitimacy. The CTS/Mills Gap Road Site Public Health Assessment Findings reports that

As I discussed in a prior post on this issue, TCE is an industrial solvent that was commonly used for cleaning electrical components and then casually dumped onto the ground at the CTS Mills Gap Road site.