CANCELED: Hazardous waste renewal permit public hearing for the former DuPont Brevard facility


RALEIGH – The public hearing scheduled for the issuance of a hazardous waste renewal permit for corrective action at the former DuPont Brevard facility on Wednesday, April 8, at the Transylvania County Public Library has been canceled based on the current guidance to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. The former facility is located in Cedar Mountain in Transylvania County.

A new comment period will be re-established at a future date. Comments may still be submitted at this time and will be considered along with any future comments.

Comments can be emailed to or mailed to:

                      Julie S. Woosley, Chief
                      North Carolina Division of Waste Management
                      Hazardous Waste Section
                      1646 Mail Service Center
                      Raleigh, North Carolina 27699 1646

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DuPont began operations at the facility, located at 701 DuPont Drive in Cedar Mountain, in 1957 producing high purity silicon under the Chemicals and Pigments Department. The property was then transferred to the Imaging Department for production of medical imaging (x-ray) films. The facility ceased operations in 2002; hazardous waste is no longer generated or stored at the facility. Investigation and remediation activities have been ongoing at the site since the 1980s. The remedial action plan, including the final remedy for the site, was approved by DEQ in December 2016. The Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments-Only Renewal Permit addresses implementation of corrective actions in accordance with the approved remedial action plan.

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