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Navassa Superfund Site EPA-DEQ Meeting

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Vince Winkel
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The Superfund site is along Navassa Road, and fenced off from the public.

Tuesday evening at the Navassa Community Center, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will be discussing plans for the clean-up of the town’s Superfund Site.  The site is laced with creosote-related chemicals in the soil, sediment and groundwater.

The creosote on the 246-acre site between Navassa Road and the Brunswick River is the result of Kerr-McGee operating a wood treatment facility from 1936 to 1974.

EPA and DEQ’s remedial investigation is complete and the report will be finished later this year. The two agencies will then propose a cleanup strategy for the area by years’ end.

“It’s going to take a while.”

Richard Elliott is the Greenfield Multistate Environmental Trust project manager.

“In the north part of the property there is some contamination but it's largely superficial, right on the surface and so we think we can clean that up fairly quickly and fairly easily.”

EPA says the site has high potential for redevelopment.

  • WHAT: Public Information Meeting about the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Navassa Superfund Site, Navassa, NC
  • WHEN: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: Navassa Community Center, 338 Main Street, Navassa, NC