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Kerr-McGee Chemical Superfund Site in Columbus, Miss. Public Comment Period Extended

Release Date: 05/13/2014
Contact Information: James Pinkney, (404) 562-9183 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main) pinkney.james@epa.gov

ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the extension of the deadline for comments on the proposed Anadarko Settlement by one week from May 14, 2014 to May 21, 2014. The extension is applicable to the Kerr-McGee Site in Columbus only.

The Kerr-McGee Chemical site is comprised of approximately 90 acres, and is located at 2300 North 14th Avenue in Columbus, MS. The facility was operational from approximately 1928 to 2003. While operational, Kerr-McGee manufactured pressure-treated railroad products such as wooden cross ties, switch ties, and timbers. The production processes at the site utilized creosote and creosote coal tar solutions to produce pressure-treated wood products. The facility also used pentachlorophenol (PCP) for wood-treating from the 1950s until the mid-1970s.

Questions related to the status of claims filed by individuals with the Tronox Tort Trust should be directed to the Trust’s helpline at helpline@tronoxtorttrust.com or toll free at (800) 753-2480. The Tort Trust website is http://www.tronoxtorttrust.com.

To obtain additional information about the site or the Superfund process, please contact Community Involvement Coordinator Kerisa Coleman, at (404) 562-8831
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