The owners of the former CTS plant are challenging an order from Buncombe County to tear their building down. Residents have alleged that they are getting cancer from groundwater contamination from the plant. The EPA was slow to cooperate, raising suspicions about the validity of testing methods. But, there is no time for good science when members of the public go on TV week after week to plea to elected leadership to save them from cancer. One can sacrifice a scapegoat here and there for good PR.