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EPA expands deadline in Kerr-McGee settlement

Former Kerr-McGee site in Columbus (WTVA)
Former Kerr-McGee site in Columbus (WTVA)
Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 5/13/2014 1:56 pm
ATLANTA, Ga. (WTVA) — The deadline for comments on a proposed settlement over the Kerr-McGee Chemical Site in Columbus has been extended by a week.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced the extension Wednesday.

The Kerr-McGee Chemical Site in Columbus is located on 14th Avenue North and covers approximately 90 acres.

The facility was operational from approximately 1928 to 2003 and produced pressure-treated railroad products, including 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 or toll free at (800) 753-2480. The Tort Trust website is

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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