Superfund Site Profile
The Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Navassa site is located in Navassa, North Carolina. It includes the area where Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation operated a wood-treating plant from 1936 to 1980. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2010 because of contaminated groundwater, soil and sediment resulting from facility operations. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. A water line connects residences and businesses to the public water system. By investigating and cleaning up the site, EPA, NCDENR and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.
The investigation and cleanup of the site is led by the EPA and the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Environment (NCDENR). Implementation of the cleanup and management of the property is conducted by the Multistate Environmental Response Trust (MST), an entity created by the Bankruptcy Settlement Agreement of Tronox LLC in 2011.