Lustar Dye

Asheville, NC - Region IV

Site Contact:

David Andrews
OSC

andrews.david@epa.gov

144 Caribou Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
response.epa.gov/lustardye

Latitude: 35.3345000
Longitude: -82.3146000
NRC#: 766036

On July 19, 2005, NCDENR contacted EPA Phone Duty officer regarding an abandoned facility, Lustar Dye and Finishing, in Asheville, North Carolina. The facility, in bankruptcy, houses a variety of chemicals in 55 gallon drums, 5 gallon containers and 1000-3000 gallon tanks. Among the chemicals included are 50% Hydrogen Peroxide, 70% Sulfuric Acid, Hydrochloric Acid, Acetic Acid, caustics and pesticides. The fence surrounding the facility is unlocked, as well as some of the doors to the main building. NCDENR has indicated that there are some releases inside the building. NCDENR considers this site an immenient hazard and has requested the assistance of EPA. OSC Jim Webster was dispatched along with START contractors.


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