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Update on Navassa Cleanup Set for Dec. 7

Federal, state and Multistate Trust officials and representatives will hold a public information session Dec. 7 to update the public on work at the Kerr-McGee Superfund Site in Navassa.

The 251-acre site was contaminated by the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp., which used creosote as a preservative to treat wood between 1936 and 1974. After the facility was dismantled, the creosote was buried on site. Creosote, which is a known carcinogen, and related contaminants are now found in the soil, sediment and groundwater in the area.

The meeting is being hosted by the court-appointed Multistate Environmental Response Trust, which is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on the investigation, cleanup and redevelopment of the site.

Attendees will be updated on the investigation, upcoming work and redevelopment plans at the meeting.

Meeting details:

What: Kerr-McGee Superfund Site update

When: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Navassa Community Center
338 Main St. Navassa.

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