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Navassa Superfund Update Set for March 14

Residents of Navassa, in Brunswick County, are invited to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, March 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to learn more about research and plans at the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. Superfund Site.

The 251-acre site was contaminated by creosote when the corporation treated wood between 1936 and 1974. Testing for the contaminants is ongoing and the firm in charge of working with the site, Greenfield Environmental Trust, is working with the community on future development plans.

The meeting, which will be held at the Navassa Community Center, is meant to update the community about environmental investigations and redevelopment planning at the site. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust are hosting the meeting, where light refreshments will be served.

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