RALEIGH - Officials with the N.C. Division of Waste Management will gather public input during a hearing on Thursday about the division’s proposed administrative agreement and action plan for Alcoa Inc. to cap contaminated sediments in two areas of Badin Lake.
The public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Stanly Commons Building, located at 1000 North First St. in Albemarle. Registration for those wishing to speak during the hearing will begin at 6 p.m. All interested attendees will have the opportunity to present five-minute oral statements regarding the draft agreement and plan and will be able to submit written comments and data.
In conjunction with the public hearing, written comments will be accepted until Aug. 24, 2012, and should be addressed to Elizabeth W. Cannon, Chief; North Carolina Division of Waste Management, Hazardous Waste Section; MSC 1646; Raleigh, NC 27699 1646. Written comments may also be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received during the public comment period or at the hearing will be considered in the decision regarding the draft Administrative Agreement and Badin Lake Sediment Remedial Action Plan.
Two areas within the southwestern arm of Badin Lake contain sediments impacted by the historical discharge of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). These areas are located in the vicinity of stormwater discharge outfalls in Badin Lake that drain the Alcoa industrial site: one at Outfall 002 near the boat ramp and the other in Badin Lake at Outfall 012. A draft remedial action plan has been prepared to isolate these contaminated sediments by placing a cap over them. The draft remedial action plan is available on the DWM website at: http://goo.gl/65l44.
The state intends to enter into an Administrative Agreement with Alcoa Inc., who will conduct these voluntary remedial actions. The proposed Administrative Agreement can be found on the Division of Waste Management website at http://goo.gl/kMoxs.
Copies of the draft Administrative Agreement, Badin Lake Sediment Remedial Action Plan and a fact sheet (also available at http://goo.gl/SfMJy) are available for public review during office hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Hazardous Waste Section offices, located at 217 West Jones Street in Raleigh. Interested parties may call 919 707-8270 for an appointment to review these documents. Copies of the Administrative Agreement and Badin Lake Sediment Remedial Action Plan are also available at the Montgomery County Library, 215 West Main Street in Troy, and at the Stanly County Library, 133 East Main Street in Albemarle.