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July 28, 2013

Picayune plant used creosote to treat lumber

Superfund site nearing completion



EPA contractor, Skeo Solutions, is developing plans for the city to consider for site use.

"Funding to redevelop on-site is probably going to be key," said Alisa Hefner, Skeo Solutions senior designer.

With community consideration, open space opportunities are looked at. Specifically, trails and walk-ways in the short-term because they are less of an investment, said Hefner.

Bessie Means lives near the site and said she would like to see an all-purpose center placed on the property.

"Something recreational and for the kids," Means said. "The more they do, the more they stay out of trouble," she said.

Some of the ideas presented to the public for redevelopment included a dog park, outdoor theatre or a nature walk.

Early on, the EPA did ecological assessments and looked on the environmental side to see what wildlife has been affected, said Richard Hughes, Kemron Environmental Services regional health and safety manager.

"In 2004, 12 miles was investigated," Hughes said. "It all checked out, and there was no ecological impact."

There is a retention pond of about two acres in circumference and six-feet deep on the site that will eventually be used by wildlife.

"The site has a lot of potential," Hefner said.

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