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EPA, NC DEQ and Multistate Trust to Hold Public Meeting about Kerr-McGee Superfund Site in Navassa, N.C. on March 14, 2017

03/02/2017
Contact Information: 
Davina Marraccini (marraccini.davina@epa.gov)
404-562-8293, 404-562-8400

ATLANTA – Federal and state officials together with representatives from the Multistate Trust will host a public meeting on March 14, 2017, to update residents about the ongoing environmental investigation and field work at the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation Superfund Site (Site) in Navassa, N.C. Officials and representatives will also discuss the redevelopment planning process for the Superfund Site and answer questions.

What:              

Kerr-McGee Superfund Site Update

Who:               

L’Tonya Spencer, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator;

Erik Spalvins, EPA Remedial Project Manager;

Dave Mattison, N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Project Manager;

Cindy Brooks, Multistate Trust Managing Principal; and

Richard Elliott, Multistate Trust Project Manager

When:             

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where:            

Navassa Community Center

338 Main Street, Navassa, N.C.

Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation and other companies used the 251-acre Site for creosote-based wood treating from 1936 to 1974. Kerr-McGee dismantled the wood-treatment buildings and facilities by 1980. The Site is bounded to the east by the Brunswick River, to the south by Sturgeon Creek, to the west by a residential area, and to the north by a light industrial area with an active CSX rail line.

The soil, sediment and groundwater are contaminated by creosote-related contaminants. The groundwater generally flows south and southeast toward the marshes, Sturgeon Creek and the Brunswick River. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the Site. Since the public meeting on December 7, 2016, Multistate Trust contractors have collected 44 groundwater samples, 15 soil samples and 13 sediment samples.

The meeting is being hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ), and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust (Multistate Trust). The court-appointed Multistate Trust is working with EPA and NC DEQ on the investigation and remediation of the Superfund Site and the planning for Site redevelopment.

For more information, visit the EPA website at https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0403028 or the Multistate Trust website at http://multi-trust.org/navassa-north-carolina.

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