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Cleanup Activities Have Begun at the Chemfax, Inc. Site in Gulfport, MS EPA to Hold a Public Availability Session on March 18, 2014

Release Date: 03/13/2014
Contact Information: James Pinkney, (404) 562-9183 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main) pinkney.james@epa.gov

ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a Public Availability Session on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Gulfport, MS. Representatives from EPA and the State of Mississippi will be available to provide information and answer questions about cleanup activities at the Chemfax, Inc. Site.

The Public Availability Session will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Cross Roads Elementary School Library, 10453 Klein Road, Gulfport, MS 39503.

The Chemfax Inc. Superfund Site, located in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi is an 11-acre property bordered by Three Rivers Road to the east, Creosote Road to the south, and adjacent to the intersections of Highways 10 and 49. Residential, commercial, and industrial areas presently surround the Site. The Site is situated on Sixteenth Section land. Title to Sixteenth Section land is vested in the State of Mississippi, to be held in trust for the support of public education.

Chemfax, Inc. manufactured resins and waxes from petroleum products for industrial use from 1955 to 1995. The primary operation was a paraffin blending process in which different grades of paraffin wax were heated together to a liquid state, blended, and then cooled with water.

Community members interested in obtaining additional information are encouraged to contact Sherryl A. Lane, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at (877) 718-3752 or 404-562-8611.

For more information about the Site, please visit:

http://www.epa.gov/region4/superfund/sites/npl/mississippi/chemfaxms.html

A media availability session will be held at Cross Roads Elementary School Library, 10453 Klein Road, Gulfport, MS from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Site representatives will be available to answer media questions concerning cleanup activities at the Site.

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