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News Releases from Region 04

EPA to Provide Community Update on Navassa Site Cleanup

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

ATLANTA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) together with the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources (NCDENR) and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust will host a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Navassa to provide an update on the EPA-led cleanup of the Kerr McGee Superfund Site. EPA will provide an overview of the site contamination, review the current sampling effort and present the next steps planned for the cleanup.

EPA's goal is for the cleanup to be consistent with the community's vision for the future land use of the site. A key step in moving forward with the cleanup is receiving the public's feedback. EPA will answer questions during the public meeting in order to understand residents' concerns.

The Natural Resource Trustees, which include representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and NCDENR, will also be on hand to discuss the difference between the cleanup effort, led by EPA and NCDENR, and the restoration effort, led by the Natural Resource Trustees.

Lastly, representatives from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) will be present to answer health-related questions.

Multistate Environmental Response Trust
Natural Resources Trustees (NOAA, FWS, NCDENR)

Update on the Cleanup of the Navassa Site

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.

Mount Calvary AME Church
325 Main Street
Navassa, N.C. 28451

For more information about the EPA-led Superfund cleanup: http://www.epa.gov/region4/superfund/sites/npl/northcarolina/kerrmcgnc.html

For more information about the restoration effort led by the Natural Resource Trustees:

The Natural Resource Trustees released a scoping document (https://casedocuments.darrp.noaa.gov/southeast/kerr-mcgee/pdf/KerrMcGee_ScopingDocument.pdf) that details the environmental injuries from the wood treatment operation. The scoping document also describes concepts for restoring the resources, criteria for identifying suitable restoration projects, and an explanation of the restoration planning process. Comments will be accepted through November 4, 2015.

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