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.

Public Meeting - Asbestos Management Plans

PRESENTATION AVAILABLE HERE
Monday, January 13, 6:30pm
Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson, NC

The N.C. Division of Waste Management's Inactive Hazardous Sites Branch (HSB) hosted a public information meeting on January 13 concerning risk management plans for the residential area near the Davidson Depot property (formerly Carolina Asbestos Corporation site) in Davidson.

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

The meeting included a brief history of past events under the Environmental Protection Agency purview plus the ongoing and planned long-term management of the area. It focused on the long-term asbestos risk management at the residential properties. 

Metrolina Warehouse Site


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 - Brownfields Site


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 meeting from the NCDEQ here. Presentation available here.

MetrolinaParcel

History of the Site



A history of the development of the Metrolina Warehouse Site is available here.


More Information

Mecklenburg County Polaris - Property Ownership and Land Records System
(Includes contact information for appropriate agencies)

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Site Locator Tool

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services - Asbestos Hazard Management Information

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