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.

Flyer about Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Virtual Community Update Meetings

Watch the recordings of our December 15, 2020, Virtual Community Update Meeting sessions: 12 noon and 6:30 p.m.

4th Quarter 2020 Update Fact Sheet, December 2020

Presentation from December 15, 2020, Community Update Meeting

History of the Navassa Superfund Site

From 1936 until 1974, the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp and other companies operated a wood-treatment facility on property 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 Corp (KMCC) Navassa Site to the National Priorities List of federal Superfund sites.

The Response

In 2011, the Multistate Environmental Response Trust (Multistate Trust) was created and took ownership of the Navassa Site and other contaminated properties in the United States, under a court-approved agreement between the U.S. government, 22 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 Trust.

Site Cleanup

The Multistate Trust is managing site investigations and other remediation activities approved by EPA in consultation with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ). 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 NCDEQ are committed to engaging the community and providing progress reports about the cleanup and redevelopment planning of the Navassa site.

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

Learn More

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

Technical Documents

Operable Unit 1 Soil Sampling Tech Memo – Residential Criteria Area Delineation, October 2020 (no appendices)

Operable Unit 1 Soil Sampling Tech Memo – Residential Criteria Area Delineation, October 2020 (Appendices A, B, D and E only)
Please request Appendix C.

Monitoring Well Abandonment and Replacement Work Plan, August 2020 and Monitoring Well Abandonment and Replacement Work Plan Addendum, October 2020

Operable Unit 3 Passive Diffusion and Sediment Sampling Work Plan, August 2020

Operable Unit 3 Passive Diffusion and Sediment Sampling Work Plan Addendum, July 2020

Operable Unit 1 and Operable Unit 2 Soil Sampling Work Plan Addendum, August 2020

Operable Unit 1 and Operable Unit 2 Revised Soil Sampling Work Plan, July 2020

Operable Unit 2 Soil Invertebrate Sampling Work Plan, May 2020

EPA Proposed Plan for Operable Unit 1 (OU1), October 2019

Remedial Investigation final report, August 2019

Human Health Risk Assessment Addendum, August 2019

Human Health Risk Assessment, April 2019

Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment, February 2019

Fact Sheets, Presentations, Flyers, and More

Flyer about Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Virtual Community Update Meetings

Presentation from December 15, 2020, Community Update Meeting

4th Quarter 2020 Update Fact Sheet, December 2020

Flyer about Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Virtual Community Update Meeting

Property Disposition Fact Sheet, August 2020

2nd Quarter 2020 Update Fact Sheet, May 2020

Remediation Progress and Plans Fact Sheet, January 2020

Multistate Trust Roles and Responsibilities Fact Sheet, January 2020

Stakeholder and Community Involvement Fact Sheet, January 2020

Presentation from January 14, 2020, Public Meeting

Flyer about Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Public Meeting

Presentation from October 16, 2019, Navassa Cultural Center and Park Property Workshop

Flyer about Oct. 16, 2019, Proposed Navassa Cultural Center and Park Property Workshop

Presentation from September 24, 2019, Public Meeting

Presentation from June 25, 2019, Public Meeting

Frequently Asked Questions about Redevelopment Planning Initiative, June 2019

Superfund Terms, June 2019

Remediation Technologies, June 2019

Presentation from Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Public Meeting

Presentation from Thursday, November 8, 2018, Public Meeting

Presentation from Thursday, August 9, 2018, Public Meeting

Presentation from Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Public Meeting

Presentation from Community Visioning Workshop session Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

Flyer about Community Visioning Workshop, Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, 2018

Market Analysis, Updated February 2018

Presentation from January. 23, 2018, Public Meeting

Market Analysis, December 2017

Opportunities and Constraints, December 2017

Community Survey Results, December 2017

Gentrification Research, November 2017

Redevelopment Planning Process, December 2017

Redevelopment Planning Initiative Overview Fact Sheet, January 2018

Redevelopment Planning Initiative Fact Sheet, January 2018

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

Presentation from September 19, 2017, Public Meeting

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

Flyer about Kerr-McGee Navassa Community Survey

Presentation from June 20, 2017, Public Meeting

EPA Superfund Process (Community Involvement Activities)

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

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

Notice of 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

  • Jamie Pritchett, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (N.C. DHHS) Health Assessor: 919-707-5912 or Jamie.Pritchett@dhhs.nc.gov

KMCC Navassa Site Community Engagement

KMCC Navassa Site Media and Press Inquiries

  • Dawn Harris-Young, EPA Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Office of External Affairs: 404-562-8421 or harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

Navassa Trustee Council for KMCC Navassa Superfund Site

 

Related Links

U.S. EPA and U.S. DOJ

Navassa Trustee Council

Town of Navassa

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

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