Navassa (North Carolina)

contractors test for creosote contaminants near the Brunswick River

Multistate Trust contractors use state-­of-the-art sampling technology to cost effectively determine if creosote contaminates marsh sediments near the Brunswick River.

Recent Presentations about Our Redevelopment Planning:

Market Analysis, December 2017
Opportunities and Constraints, December 2017
Community Survey Results, December 2017
Gentrification Research, November 2017
Redevelopment Planning Process, December 2017

Fact Sheets about Our Redevelopment Planning:

Redevelopment Planning Initiative Frequently Asked Questions, November 2017
-Redevelopment Planning Initiative Overview Fact Sheet, November 2017

History of the Navassa Superfund Site

From 1936 until 1974, the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation and other companies operated a wood-treatment facility on 245 acres along the Brunswick River in the rural North Carolina Town of Navassa.

The creosote-based wood-treating activities contaminated the groundwater, soil, and sediments. In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation (KMCC) Navassa property to the National Priorities List of federal Superfund sites.

The Response

In 2011, the Multistate Environmental Response Trust was created and took ownership of the Navassa Superfund Site and 400 other contaminated properties in the United States, under a court-approved agreement between the U.S. government, 24 states, and Tronox (formerly Kerr-McGee).

The settlement allocated site cleanup funds, which were provided solely by the companies responsible for the contamination.

Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust LLC is the court-appointed Trustee of the Multistate Environmental Response Trust.

Site Cleanup

The Multistate Environmental Response Trust (the Multistate Trust) is managing site investigations and other cleanup activities approved by EPA in consultation with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ). The Multistate Trust is facilitating safe, future reuse of the Navassa property.

contractors examine samples of creosote

Multistate Trust personnel and contractors examine samples of creosote collected for additional Site investigations.

Public Participation

The Multistate Trust, EPA, and NC DEQ are committed to ensuring that the community actively participates in the cleanup and redevelopment of the Navassa site.

The EPA and the Multistate Trust are promoting public involvement through an array of community stakeholder initiatives and programs, including quarterly public meetings.

Learn More

Visit the links on this page to learn more about Navassa cleanup progress and plans, stakeholder involvement, the roles and responsibilities of the Multistate Trust and the agencies involved in the site.

Redevelopment Planning Initiative Frequently Asked Questions, November 2017

Redevelopment Planning Initiative Fact Sheet, November 2017

Flyer about Community Stakeholder Meeting and Lunch, Dec. 2, 2017, Redevelopment Planning Initiative

Presentation from September 19, 2017 Public Meeting

Multistate Trust Roles and Responsibilities Fact Sheet (updated)

Health Consultation, Kerr-McGee Site, NC Division of Public Health, July 25, 2017

Notice of Sept. 19, 2017 Public Availability Session and Public Meeting

Press Release about Sept. 19, 2017 Public Availability Session and Public Meeting

Flyer about Kerr-McGee Navassa Community Survey

Presentation from June 20, 2017 Public Meeting

EPA Superfund Process (Community Involvement Activities)

Remedial (Cleanup) Technologies

Creosote Fact Sheet (NC Division of Public Health)

Press Release about June 20, 2017 Public Meeting

Notice of June 20, 2017 Public Availability Sessions and Public Meeting

Presentation from March 14, 2017 Public Meeting

Cleanup Progress and Plans Fact Sheet

Stakeholder Involvement Fact Sheet

Contact Names and Phones Fact Sheet

Press Release about March 14, 2017 Public Meeting

Notice of March 14, 2017 Public Meeting

Multistate Trust Acquires Two Residential Parcels to Facilitate Remediation of Kerr-McGee Navassa Site, January 2017

Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan, Addendum 3, December 2016

Presentation from December 7, 2016 Public Meeting

Overview of Remedial Investigations Fact Sheet

Notice of December 7, 2016 Public Meeting

Press Release for December 7, 2016 Public Meeting  

Presentation from August 2, 2016 Public Meeting

Contact the Multistate Trust

  • Richard Elliott, Project Manager: 617-953-1154 or re@g-etg.com
  • Cindy Brooks, Managing Principal: 617-448‐9762 or cb@g-etg.com
  • Christine Amrhine, Communications Director: 540-846-3163 or ca@g-etg.com (for media inquiries)

 

Multistate Trust contractors install a concourse of temporary, high-­performance mats to create a stable surface for drill rigs and other heavy equipment to safely access marsh areas, while protecting sensitive areas.

Multistate Trust contractors install a concourse of temporary, high-performance mats to create a stable surface for drill rigs and other heavy equipment to safely access marsh areas, while protecting sensitive areas.

Additional Contacts

KMCC Navassa Superfund Site Cleanup

KMCC Navassa Site Health

KMCC Navassa Site Community Engagement

KMCC Navassa Site Media and Press Inquiries

Navassa Trustees Council for KMCC Navassa Superfund Site

Related Links

U.S. EPA and U.S. DOJ

Navassa Trustees Council

Town of Navassa

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry