NAVASSA — The state Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust are set to host two online meetings Tuesday about the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. Superfund site.
The meetings set for noon and 6:30 p.m. will include a review of remediation progress and plans at each of the site’s operable units as well as information on the amended proposed plan for a portion of the site.
To call in for the noon meeting, dial 1-339-666-3080 and enter meeting ID number 144 169 03#, or join the meeting online.
For the 6:30 p.m. meeting, call 1-339-666-3080 and enter meeting ID number 729 697 221#, or join the meeting online.
The former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. and other companies used the 245-acre site on the Brunswick River and Sturgeon Creek from 1936 to 1974 for treating wood with creosote. The soil, sediment and groundwater are contaminated by creosote-related chemicals.
The site was conveyed in 2005 to Tronox, a Kerr-McGee spinoff that filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009. In 2011, the Multistate Trust acquired the site as a court-appointed trustee as part of the Tronox bankruptcy settlement. The Multistate Trust is working with its beneficiaries, DEQ and EPA on the site investigation, remediation and redevelopment planning.
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