Meeting to discuss Navassa Superfund site cleanup efforts

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Aerial map illustration showing the location of the former Kerr-McKee wood-treatment processing plant in Navassa. (Photo: NOAA)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Several government agencies are coming to Navassa next month to discuss the ongoing environmental investigation and cleanup at the Kerr-McGee Superfund Site.

The 251-acre property near the Brunswick River and Sturgeon Creek was used for creosote-based wood treating from 1936-1974. The wood treatment buildings and facilities were dismantled by 1980. The soil, sediment and groundwater are contaminated by chemicals used to treat the wood.

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State officials say the contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site.

On December 7, officials from the EPA, NC Dept. of Environmental Quality and others will hold a public information session. They will answer questions and share information about the redevelopment process for the Superfund Site.

It will be held between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Navassa Community Center at 338 Main Street.



Click here for more information about the EPA-led Superfund cleanup