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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.