Asbestos

Do you have questions about asbestos in town?

It's an important topic and we want to make sure everyone stays in-the-know, especially those who live close to the Metrolina Warehouse site. The Town of Davidson will serve as the local connector to resources, since we are not the experts in this arena.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) is responsible for work being done at the Metrolina Warehouse site (301 Depot Street). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for remediating the properties adjacent to the Metrolina Warehouse site and in the surrounding area. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Division of Public Health) can answer questions regarding health concerns based on potential asbestos exposure.

PUBLIC MEETING - PRESENTATION AVAILABLE HERE
Monday, December 9, 6:30pm
Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson, NC


The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Division of Waste Management (DWM) Brownfields Program held a public information meeting pursuant to G.S. 130A-310.34(c), concerning redevelopment plans for the Davidson Depot Street Brownfields Property in Davidson, North Carolina.  
 
The information meeting began 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019 in the Ada Jenkins Center, located at 212 Gamble Street in Davidson, North Carolina. Representatives from DEQ, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) as well as Mecklenburg County and Town of Davidson were in attendance.  
 
This meeting provided an opportunity for citizens to get an update on the Brownfields redevelopment plans for the property. The meeting consisted of presentations, a question-and-answer period and a listening session. The meeting included a brief history of past events, ongoing activities and the planned long-term cap solution. Attendees had an opportunity to speak and ask questions. 
 
The meeting focused on the proposed Brownfields redevelopment and long-term asbestos risk management at the property, not the local land-use or zoning provisions related to the project. This meeting did not cover NCDOT roadway project U-5907 or Charlotte Water water-main expansion plan.

You may view the full notice of the public hearing from the NCDEQ here. Presentation available here.

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A recent history of the development plans for the Metrolina Warehouse site is available here.
NCDEQ Fact Sheet

If you see asbestos-containing material that has been released from the Metrolina Warehouse site or have questions about environmental issues related to the site, please contact the following people:

If you are a utility or a construction company, please contact the following before you dig:

Miguel Alvalle

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ)

Division of Waste Management

610 East Center Avenue, Suite 310

Mooresville, NC 28115

Email: Miguel.Alvalle@ncdenr.gov

Phone: 704-663-1699 

Carolyn Minnich, Brownfields Project Manager

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ)

Email: carolyn.minnich@ncdenr.gov

Phone: 704-661-0330

Health Concerns

If you are concerned that you might have been exposed to asbestos and have questions about your health, please contact the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Division of Public Health):

Beth Dittman

Environmental Program Consultant

Email: nchace@dhhs.nc.gov

Phone: 919-707-5900

Health Assessment Consultation & Education Fact Sheet

Limiting Environmental Exposure

Please contact the Town of Davidson employees listed below if your specific questions are not answered by the content on this page:

Lindsay Laird, planning technician, can answer questions related to permits and digging:

Email: llaird@townofdavidson.org

Phone: 704-940-9611

Betsy Shores, Town Clerk, can also answer town-specific questions.

Email: bshores@townofdavidson.org

Phone: 704-940-9614