DEQ, EPA, ramp up asbestos testing after Davidson neighbors voice concern

A Neighbourhood Community IS BUILT ON TOP OF A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF ASBESTOS. House HAVE BEEN WARNED NOT TO DIG ON THEIR PROPERTIES. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND THE EPA ARE NOW RESUMING THEIR TESTING. ANTHONY GASTURO LEARNED ABOUT THE CHALLENGES. I HAVE BEEN COVERING THE ASBESTOS STORY SINCE JANUARY. IT STARTED AT THIS OLD MILL AND THE STATE SPENT 2 MILLION- DOLLARS ON TESTING TO FIND OUT HOW DEEP THE PROBLEM REALLY IS. IT IS ASBESTOS. Citizens IN DAVIDSON HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE ASBESTOS PROBLEM AFTER IT CREATED HEALTH HAZARDS. THE DEQ AND EPA GOT INVOLVED WHEN IT LEAKED UNDERGROUND FROM THE FORMER CAROLINA ASBESTOS CORPORATION IN 2017. IT FORCED SOME PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES. THEY PAID FOR US TO GO TO HOTELS AND YOU KNOW NOT TO BE AROUND IT. THOSE AGENCIES ARE RAMPING UP THE TESTING AFTER NEIGHBORS LIKE JOHN ARMSTRONG DEMANDED MORE ACTION. KEEP OFF OF THE ASBESTOS BECAUSE IT IS DANGEROUS. AT A VIRTUAL MEETING THURSDAY NIGHT A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE EPA SAYS THEY ARE Labor DILIGENTLY TO REMOVE THE CONTAMINATED SOIL. ANY SOIL THAT COMES BACK WITH A CONTAMINATION RATE OF. 25% OR MORE WILL BE REPLACED.MOST OF THAT IS LOCATED WITHIN A QUARTER MILE FROM THE PLANT. BUT THEY Know OTHER Fractions OF DAVIDSON LIKE IN ROOSEVELT WILSON PARK BECAUSE WHEN THE FACTORY OPERATED IT MIXED ASBESTOS WITH SOIL AND SEE MANY TO MAKE THE MATERIALS LESS EXPENSIVE. IT IS ABOUT TAKING CARE OF EVERYONE. IT IS ABOUT THE LITTLE KIDS AND THE STUDENTS THAT WALK THE STREETS OF DAVIDSON. ARMSTRONG WANTS THEM TO MOVE FASTER IN THE EFFORTS BUT THE EPA HAS ISSUES WITH THE HOMEOWNERS NOT GIVING THEM PERMISSION TO TEST THE SOIL THAT MAKES THE PROBLEM HARDER.WE ARE LOOKING TO SAMPLE IN THIS AREA. WE NEED ACCESS TO THE YELLOW PROPERTYINGS. CREWS WILL BE BACK OUT HERE EARLY NEXT WEEK TO GET ANOTHER ROUND OF SAMPLING ..

ANTHONY GASTURO

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