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Ask Us: Tannery Park – Brevard, NC


Last updated 3/2/2020 at 2:49pm

What is the status of the Tannery Park project in Brevard? Have there been any changes?

At a city Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee meeting in March 2017 there was a report of lead contamination, and an older issue with the discovery of barrels with a contaminant while surveying the land. What was done with those?

Paul Ray, the city’s planning director, provided the following response: “The City of Brevard is currently waiting for the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality to prepare a draft N.C. Brownfields Agreement for redevelopment of the Tannery site as a community park. The Brownfields Agreement will be a legally binding document that details how the property is to be redeveloped in a safe manner for users of the proposed park. The contaminant of concern at the site is lead, which appears to be limited to the near-surface soil.

“Drums were formerly stored onsite in association with the monitoring wells that were installed by S&ME in 2015.

“The drums contained drill soil cuttings, decontamination water, and purge water from the well sampling activities. The drums were removed from the site in 2017 and it was properly documented.”


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