Public information meeting to be held Jan. 13 about asbestos management plans for the Davidson community asbestos site in Davidson

RALEIGH

RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Waste Management’s Inactive Hazardous Sites Branch (IHSB) will host a public information meeting on January 13 concerning risk management plans for the residential area near the Davidson Depot property (former Carolina Asbestos Corporation site) in Davidson.

This meeting will provide citizens with the risk management plans for the residential area where asbestos fill material was used in local yards or driveways.

The meeting will focus on the long-term asbestos risk management at the residential properties. The meeting will also include a brief history of past events under the Environmental Protection Agency oversight plus the ongoing and planned long-term management of the area. This meeting will not cover NCDOT roadway project U-5907 or Charlotte Water water main expansion plan. 

What: Information meeting on risk management of the Davidson community asbestos site surrounding the Davidson Depot property

When: 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2020

Where: Ada Jenkins Center, Cafeteria Meeting Room
              212 Gamble Street
              Davidson, N.C.

From the 1930s until the 1960s, Carolina Asbestos Company operated on the property, located at 301 Depot Street. It was reported that historically asbestos-containing material had been removed from the manufacturing location and used as fill at nearby neighboring properties. Inspection by the EPA identified asbestos-containing material at various surrounding properties. Between Nov. 1, 2016, through May 16, 2017, the EPA’s Superfund Emergency Response and Removal Branch conducted a removal site evaluation that included soil testing at those properties. The EPA conducted a removal action of asbestos-contaminated soil and restoration of parcels that met federal site-specific criteria, including removal of the top one to two feet of impacted soil, demarcation of end of excavation and the installation of clean fill and sod. From May 15 through August 22, 2017, approximately 6,204 tons of asbestos-contaminated waste was removed. Removal Action completion and No Further Action needed letters were sent to property owners by the EPA on January 25, 2018.

The Division of Waste Management’s IHSB worked with the EPA to test and remediate material used from the former Carolina Asbestos Corporation property, located at 301 Depot Street. Additional long-term management of the asbestos risk is needed. State and local agencies continue working together to monitor activities and provide awareness to the public.

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