Church to get $8M from Tronox settlement

After nearly 15 years, Maranatha Faith Center is receiving what its attorney described as potentially the largest property damage claim ever settled in Lowndes County's history, after the discovery of creosote on its property from the former Kerr-McGee plant. 

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Michael Ori
Navassa residents invited to Kerr-McGee site meeting

The public is invited to attend a public meeting about the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp Site – Navassa. The meeting will be 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Navassa Community Center, 338 Main St. The meeting is hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust.

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Michael Ori
Gov. Deal unveils 755-acre deepwater industrial site in Savannah

Gov. Deal, alongside Dulany Industries Inc., and Greenfield Environmental Trust, unveiled Thursday the SeaPoint Industrial Terminal Complex, a mile-long private deepwater frontage along the main Savannah River shipping channel as well as class I rail service on-site and easy access to the Georgia Ports Authority and major interstates like I-95 and I-16.

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Anna Novikova
Cleanup at ASARCO smelter site continues

Four years ago, the site of the former ASARCO smelter in East Helena was crowded with buildings. Today, almost all of them are gone.

It’s the most obvious sign of the long-term project to clean up the Superfund site, led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Montana Environmental Trust Group, which took over the site as part of ASARCO’s bankruptcy settlement.

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Michael Ori
Soda Springs holds open house to talk plant contamination cleanup

In Soda Springs the issue of contaminated ground water from plant chemicals is not a new issue.

It's a problem that many organizations have been monitoring and working on for at least 20 years. Thursday night there was a public open house where people could hear about the progress on the contamination, and talk to experts and ask questions about it.

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Michael Ori
Group may test air in homes near contaminated Springfield site

Crews might test the air in some northwest Springfield homes this summer as they work to clean up a contaminated industrial site.

Marc Weinreich, vice president of the Greenfield Environmental Trust Group, said at a public meeting earlier this year that his group will likely partner with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources this summer to test for air pollution in some people's homes near the old Kerr-McGee railroad tie plant at 2800 W. High St.

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Michael Ori
TRUST UPDATES COMMUNITY ON KERR-MCGEE CLEANUP

The Greenfield Multistate Environmental Trust held a meeting Monday evening to brief residents about investigation and cleanup efforts at the former Kerr-McGee plant site.

The Greenfield Trust is overseeing the cleanup work and eventual rehabilitation of the site, which is located off of 14th Avenue North in Columbus. It began operations in the 1920s as a wood treatment plant. Creosote used in the treatment process was allowed to drip onto the ground, and flowed through open-air ditches that passed through nearby neighborhoods. There was also air pollution by toxic fumes from the treatment process.

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Michael Ori