What are Brownfields?

Brownfields are generally defined as abandoned or underused industrial or commercial properties where redevelopment in complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination. Brownfields vary in size, location, age and past use. They can range from a small, abandoned corner gas station to a large, multi-acre former manufacturing plant that has been closed for years. -CERP

Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation Site—Navassa, North Carolina Anadarko Lawsuit Settlement May 2014

Navassa's Current Brownfield Remediation Efforts:

Former Estech Site Brownfield Cleanup:

The former Estech Site has been returned to productive use through environmental remediation efforts. The Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the former and current property owners, have removed previous contamination from the property. The EPA is overseeing continued environmental monitoring of the site in order to verify the remediation efforts. There are strict protocols for the brownfield remediation and there is minimal risk to the public.

If you have any questions about this process please contact Tonya James, Community Involvement Coordinator with the EPA, at 404-562-8633 or via email at james.tonya@epa.gov

For additional information and to be added to an informational mailing list, click on the link to the right in order to download an EPA Fact Sheet on the property and a mailing list form that can be submitted.

Former Kerr-McGee Creosote Plant Remedial Investigation:

The former Kerr-McGee Creosote Plant and nearby properties are currently undergoing site testing by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of a remedial investigation that will be used to conduct a feasibility study into potential cleanup strategies to remove environmental contamination. As part of the this process the EPA will be conducting community meetings in order to keep the public informed about the remediation process and to answer questions from the public. The feasibility study could take a few years to complete before any cleanup action is begun on the site.

Citizens can check back to this web page to see future announcements of community meetings and updates. if you have any questions about this process please contact Tonya James, Community Involvement Coordinator with the EPA, at 404-562-8633 or via email at james.tonya@epa.gov

For additional information and to be added to an informational mailing list click on the link to the right in order to download an EPA Fact Sheet on the site and a mailing list form that can be submitted.

EPA Brownfield Assessment of former Cape Fear Meat Packing Plant:

The Town Of Navassa has completed an EPA Brownfield Assessment Project for the former Cape Fear Meat Packing Plant and found that the site had very minimal contamination. For additional information on this project visit the website at www.ctcbrownfields.com/navassa/

Former Cape Fear Meat Packing Plant
Historic EPA Photo of Navassa Industrial Site