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Public may comment on health assessment of Aberdeen contaminated groundwater site

Release Date: April 3, 2009
Contact: Carol Schriber, 919-733-9190

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Public Health is conducting a public health assessment for a contaminated groundwater site in Aberdeen.  The final draft report is available for public review and comment through May 18.

A public health assessment analyzes information about harmful substances at a site and evaluates whether exposure to those substances might cause harm to people. The information for this assessment comes from agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the North Carolina Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, and the Town of Aberdeen.  

Prior investigations of the Aberdeen site showed contamination of private drinking water wells and of the municipal water supply for the Town of Aberdeen. Elevated levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) were found in some of the wells tested in the area.

This site is close to the former Geigy Chemical and Lee Paving National Priorities List (NPL) Sites.  It is located southeast of the corporate limits of the Town of Aberdeen along Highway 211, approximately 1 ½ miles east of Highway 1 in Aberdeen.  The area is roughly bordered by Highway 211 to the north, Old Pee Dee Road to the west, Blues Bridge Road to the south, and Blues Bridge Road and Crestline Lane to the east. 

The report is available at:

  • Page Memorial Library, 100 South Poplar St., Aberdeen (Monday - Friday, 2 - 6 p.m.)
  • Town of Aberdeen, 115 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • On the web (PDF, 7.2 MB)

Written comments on the report may be directed to the N.C. Division of Public Health’s Health Assessment, Consultation and Education (HACE) Program by mail, fax, or e-mail.

By mail: 

HACE Program (Re: Aberdeen Public Comments)
OEEB/DPH/DHHS
1912 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1912

By Fax:  (919) 870-4807
By E-mail: nchace@dhhs.nc.gov