EPA celebrates Kerr-McGee clean-up in Columbus

Partnerships between local, state and federal governments was the theme at a celebration of clean-up at Superfund sites at the former Kerr-McGee site on 14th Avenue North on Thursday.

The event -- attended by city officials and representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the surrounding neighborhood -- celebrated the EPA's Superfund Task Force. The task force, formed in July 2017, identified 42 recommendations, such as reducing timelines for site clean-up and communicating with community stakeholders around the sites. 

Christine Amrhine