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Navassa Residents Asked to Complete Survey

NAVASSA – The organization leading the effort to identify feasible options for redeveloping the 251-acre Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. Superfund site here seeks community input.

A cross-section illustration models the groundwater infiltration in the upland to marsh transition zone at the Kerr-McGee site in Navassa. Source: Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust

The Multistate Environmental Response Trust asks anyone who lives or works in Navassa,  which is in Brunswick County across the river from Wilmington, owns a business or other property in Navassa or is otherwise associated with Navassa to participate in a community survey. The trust is an independent, court-appointed fiduciary responsible for owning, managing, remediating and facilitating the productive reuse and long-term stewardship of the site.

The survey must be completed by Aug. 7. Survey responses will help guide the effort to understand the community’s vision for possible redevelopment of the site.

The Multistate Trust has money for the cleanup that came from the companies responsible for the site contamination, Tronox, Kerr-McGee and Anadarko Petroleum. The funds can be spent only on environmental actions, such as site investigations and cleanup.

The trust is prohibited from using the cleanup funds to:

  • Restore damage to natural resources.
  • Compensate people for health effects caused by past exposure to site contamination.
  • Implement or build site redevelopment, although funds can be used to integrate future reuse into cleanup plans and to engage in multi-stakeholder discussions about future reuse of the site.
  • Engage in for-profit activities.

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