Upcoming Events, Activities and Meetings
Regular Community Meetings
The Memphistown Community Action Group (CAG) generally meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Court Complex at 1501 Main Street, Columbus, MS 39701.
News and Announcements
Franklin Hill, director for the Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, speaks to community members about the progress of the former Columbus Kerr-McGee site Thursday morning. Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust also spoke to members of the community.
Rev. Steve Jamison stands in front of Maranatha Faith Center on Waterworks Road, where he has pastored for several years. He is proposing bringing a 2-megawatt solar farm to the area as part of the redevelopment of the neighborhood surrounding the former Kerr-McGee manufacturing site.
Greenfield Environmental Trust Group Director of Environmental Programs Lauri Gorton speaks to a crowd at the Memphis Town Community Advisory Group meeting Tuesday at the Columbus Municipal Complex. Greenfield is overseeing the clean-up and redevelopment efforts at the former Kerr-McGee site in north Columbus. Gorton said Greenfield will host a community input meeting to hear the public's ideas for future development at the site at Sim Scott Park on April 5 at 7 p.m.
ATLANTA (January 17, 2018) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its initial list of Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) sites with the greatest expected redevelopment and commercial potential. The Columbus Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp site is one of 31 sites on the list.
COLUMBUS – The Greenfield Multistate Environmental Trust held a meeting Monday evening to brief residents about investigation and cleanup efforts at the former Kerr-McGee plant site.
In three months, the Seventh Avenue ditch has transformed from an open, jagged trench filled with snakes, exposed pipes and other dangers to an unassuming grassy space.
So, how do you eat an elephant? For some of us, the former Tronox/Kerr-McGee Superfund site in Columbus looked like an elephant.... and we were being asked to eat it.
In January 2010, federal and state environmental officials toured the former Kerr-McGee wood treatment facility and the challenges surrounding it. At that time, stakeholders, including Tronox, City officials, MDEQ and EPA were struggling to find a way to address cleanup, safety, and drainage issues along 14th Avenue in Columbus, Mississippi.