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Carroll Co. leaders lift local emergency following acid discovery

Officials say drinking water test results have been negative for hazardous levels of contamination
/ Source: WSLS 10

Here’s a look at the resolution passed by the county: RESOLUTION FOR THE TERMINATION OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY WHERAS the County Administrator of Carroll County does hereby find and announce that: 1. That on October 5, 2009 Carroll County declared a local emergency due to the hazardous materials incident located at 496 Old Pipers Gap Road in Cana, VA. 2. Due to the coordinated actions of EPA, DEQ and Carroll County, VA and under the advice of the DEQ Hazardous Materials Officer and the On-Site Coordinator of EPA as well as the Director of Emergency Services of Carroll County have determined the immediate hazard is contained and has been removed from the property. 3. Carroll County requests the EPA and other state and federal agencies to fully pursue the responsible parties involved in the 496 Old Pipers Gap incident using all avenues possible to recover the Hazardous Materials removal cost expended by EPA. 4. Carroll County continues to be concerned for the health and safety of local citizens for the long term effects of the hazardous materials incident at 496 Old Pipers Gap Road. 5. Carroll County is appreciative of the quick response of the many agencies involved in the investigation and removal of the hazardous materials and; for EPA to expend the funds necessary to cover the costs of the clean-up activities. 6. Drinking water test results have been negative for hazardous levels of contaminants for the wells tested on the site of the hazardous materials 7. Authority was given to the Carroll County Administrator to terminate the said emergency when needed by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on October 13, 2009. NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY PROCLAIMED that the emergency declared on October 5, 2009 is now terminated throughout said County; and IT IS FURTHER PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED that duties of the Director of Emergency Services for Carroll County return to the normal activities as prescribed by Carroll County and the Code of Virginia. SO ORDERED this 29th day of October, 2009.