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UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, April 22 - Electronics Recycling & More Event, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Glynn Place Mall – JC Penney end of parking lot. See flyer for a full list of recyclables and other services..

Friday, May 5 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Alex Kearns, Chair of the St. Marys EarthKeepers, helped create an organization to actively inform, encourage, and galvanize the residents of St Marys and Camden County into environmental stewardship. Alex will share an overview of the Earthkeepers’ achievements over the last 9 years, current issues, and future challenges.

Friday, June 2 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Ashby Nix with The Nature Conservancy is speaking about the concept of Coastal Resilience and using nature and nature based solutions to help coastal Georgia communities reduce their risks to coastal hazards such as storm surge, sea level rise, and other coastal flooding issues.

Friday, July 7 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Jason Lee Nongame Conservation Section Program Manager with DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division, is giving a presentation on Altama Plantation and the history of the 4,000-acre nature preserve outside Brunswick which opened to the public a year ago. He will also share information on its natural resources, what makes the property a biological gem, and what the property means for state wildlife goals.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

 

 Glynn Environmental Coalition
 P. O. Box 2443
 Brunswick, Georgia  31521-2443
 Tel. (912) 466-0934, Cell – 912-506-8869 

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 CONTACT:  Daniel Parshley, Project Manager

 

Dr. Peter deFur – Environmental Stewardship Concepts (ESC)

Phone - 804-741-2922

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ATTACHMENT:  See Technical Assistance Report – Contaminated Groundwater Spreads

 

Superfund Site Spreading

 

Underground and out of site, the contaminated groundwater at the Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site continues to spread.  “Some areas have less contaminated groundwater beyond the barrier walls, while other areas now have contaminated groundwater where it had not been contaminated before,’ said Dr. Peter deFur, technical advisor for the Glynn Environmental Coalition. 

 

“In March 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency completed the installation of an underground slurry wall and cap at the Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site,” said Dr. deFur.  “But some contaminants remained outside of the wall.”

 

“The EPA is preparing a report about the technologies available to clean up the spreading contaminated groundwater,’ said Daniel Parshley, Project Manager for the Glynn Environmental Coalition.  “The Coalition will have Environmental Stewardship Concepts, or ESC, review the EPA report and produce a summary for our community.”

 

“Groundwater treatment at the Site with oxygen continues but the ozone and hydrogen peroxide have been discontinued,” said Parshley.  “EPA efforts to remove the source areas contaminating the groundwater will continue while the EPA studies the problem.”

 

“Dr. deFur and his scientists on the ESC staff have been following developments at the Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site and reporting to our community by way of an EPA Technical Assistance Grant to the Coalition,’ said Parshley.  “We will continue to keep our community appraised about this developing situation.”

 

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P.O. Box 2443, Brunswick, GA 31521    ♦    912-466-0934    ♦    gec@glynnenvironmental.org
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