- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

NAVASSA, N.C. (AP) - Federal and state agencies will hear from the public about a plan to restore the natural resources in a Brunswick County town contaminated for several decades by a wood treatment operation.

The hearing will be held Tuesday evening at Mount Calvary AME Church in Navassa.

Federal and state authorities are developing a plan to restore the natural resources affected by the contamination from the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. They’re asking the public for ideas for restoring natural resources damaged over four decades by creosote-based wood treatments that occurred from the mid-1930s until 1974.

The area was added to the federal Superfund program in 2010.

Funds from a $23 million settlement will be used for the restoration of the Navassa region, which includes the Cape Fear River watershed.

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