NAVASSA — A final work plan has been released by the organization working on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site here, the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. property, detailing the strategy for more investigation of the site.
The 251-acre site was home to a creosote wood treatment facility from 1936 to 1974. Creosote operations and the subsequent dismantling of the site led to the environmental contamination.
In the Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan addendum dated December 2016 and announced Jan. 10, the Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust, LLC, lays out the investigation’s status and proposed data collection for 2017.
During past investigations since 1988, the report states that elements of the affected area, including soil, groundwater and surface water, have been tested for contaminants. The Supplemental Remedial Investigation is the latest round of data collection, which is intended to further define the site’s contamination and its potential effects.
The proposed data collection to be conducted in 2017 includes groundwater monitoring, soil sampling and the installation of monitoring wells.