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October 18, 2006



   The upcoming removal of caustic brine and mercury at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site was the focus of the October 18th meeting with Honeywell.  In addition to the GEC, the EPA, Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, and Glynn County Health Department had numerous questions about how the mercury leak into our drinking water aquifers will be stopped.


Since the EPA Emergency Response and Removal Action in 1997, there has not been much cleanup work at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site, with most of the effort being directed towards monitoring.  Concerns remain about the high level of chemicals in the estuary and seafood.  While some want more toxic wastes removed from the marsh, Honeywell prefers using the area as a laboratory to study a contaminated estuarine system, and argues that any further removal will interfere with the data collected to date.

   Over the next year, final plans for the uplands are expected to be completed, with the final plans for the groundwater and marsh being delayed until 2008 at a minimum.


GEC President, Bill Owens, and technical advisor Dr. Pegg ask about groundwater mercury removal plans


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