Navassa Revisioning Continues

This is a reminder that the public is invited to a Public Information Meeting and a Redevelopment Concepts Open House for the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Navassa Superfund Site in Navassa, North Carolina on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

What:               Public Information Meeting and Redevelopment Concepts Open House for the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Navassa Superfund Site, Navassa, NC

When:              Thursday, August 9, 2018

Where:             Navassa Community Center, 338 Main Street, Navassa, NC

Who:                U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ)

Multistate Environmental Response Trust (the Multistate Trust)

Redevelopment Concepts Open House – 3 to 6 p.m.

Residents will have the opportunity to view redevelopment concepts for the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Navassa Superfund Site in Navassa, NC (the Site).

Public Information Meeting – 6 to 8 p.m.

Representatives of EPA, NCDEQ, and the Multistate Trust will present Site updates and answer questions. Meeting topics will include:

  • Environmental investigations
  • Field activities in 2018
  • Possible remediation options
  • Redevelopment concepts

Please see the flyer linked here and attached for information about the August 9 public meeting and redevelopment concepts open house.

Navassa Kerr-McGee 2018-8-9 Open House and Public Meeting Flyer (final)

For more information, please see:

·         The Multistate Trust website:

·         The EPA website:

Site Background

From 1936 to 1974, Kerr-McGee and other companies used the 245-acre Site for creosote-based wood treating. By 1980, Kerr-McGee dismantled the wood-treatment buildings and facilities. In 2005, the Site was conveyed 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—EPA and NCDEQ—on the Site investigation, remediation, and redevelopment planning.

The Site is bounded by the Brunswick River, Sturgeon Creek, a residential area, and a light industrial area. The soil, sediment and groundwater are contaminated by creosote-related chemicals. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the Site.

 Go to the Gullah/Geechee TV coverage about this:

Public Hearings and Public Health in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Richard Elliott of the Multistate Trust at (617) 953-1154 or

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