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Site Background

The LCP Chemicals Superfund Site is located between the Turtle River and New Jesup Highway, just northwest of the Brunswick city limits. The northern boundary of the site runs along Blythe Island Highway and the southern boundary meets with the property line of the active Georgia Pacific Pulp and Paper Mill. 

The 813-acre site has a long history of industrial activity from the 1920s through 1994, including an oil refinery, coal-fired power plant, and both chemical and paint/varnish manufacturing plants (see the timeline below). Past activities contaminated soil, groundwater, and adjacent surface waters and marshlands until operations ceased in 1994. 

Take action today to have your voice heard during the LCP Chemicals Proposed Plan Public Comment Period.

The U.S. EPA is accepting comments until December 2, 2019.

Individual citizens can submit comments by:

US Mail

Pam Scully

U.S. EPA Region 4

61 Forsyth Street, SW, 11th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30303-3104

Email

scully.pam@epa.gov

BCC: gec@glynnenvironmental.org

Subject Line: LCP Chemicals Superfund Site - Uplands Proposed Plan

Guidelines to follow while commenting:

  • Be sure to introduce yourself, please include First and Last Name, Residential Mailing address.

  • Comments should be personalized, consider including:

    • The number of years you have lived in Glynn County.

    • Individual statements of interest, for example, 'this is important to me because.'

    • Explain how you have been affected by this site since it was designated or while the industry was active.

  • Include questions in your comments, the U.S. EPA is required to respond to questions from our community in the public record.

 
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Additional Information

The Georgia Coast Collaborative (GCC)  is creating a digital dashboard to educate stakeholders about the issues affecting Georgia’s coast. Launching by the end of the year, the online, interactive dashboard will be available as a tool to educate residents and policymakers and promote the benefits of coastal conservation. In addition to focusing on key indicators, the dashboard will highlight actions that need to be taken to improve the quality of Georgia's coast over time.  As part of this launch, Georgians are invited to participate in a community survey regarding their experiences with, attitudes about and knowledge of Georgia's coast. Questions focus on areas such as access to the coast (e.g. beaches, rivers, waterways, etc.), environmental literacy and consumption of coastal products and resources.

The Georgia Coastal Collaborative needs your help in 

measuring the health and value of Georgia’s coast! 

Take our Georgia Coast survey to provide input on issues you care about, give feedback on the resources you and your family use most, and share your concerns about our coast and its resources.

The survey will be open now through October 31st. Complete the entire, 15-minute survey for a chance to win a FREE 2-night getaway at one of three beautiful destinations across our coast:

  • A 2-night, all-inclusive stay for two on Little St. Simons Island

  • A 3 day/2-night stay at a Mermaid Cottages home on Tybee Island

  • A 2-night stay with a coastal gift basket at an AirBnb in historic downtown Brunswick

(Time restrictions apply; a valid email address is required to be eligible. Visit  oneHundredMiles.org/GCC for full details.)

 

In addition, participants will give back to our coast with every entry. For each survey completed, an anonymous donor will contribute $5 to coastal conservation in Georgia (up to a maximum).

 
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Additional Information

The Okefenokee Swamp, a pristine and iconic wetland in southern Georgia, is home to the state’s treasured Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Twin Pines Minerals has submitted an application to the Savannah District of US Army Corps of Engineers for a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for a proposed mining operation.

 

Twin Pines Minerals plans to impact over 580 acres of wetlands and over 7,000 feet of streams at the headwaters of the St. Marys River and near the Okefenokee Swamp. There is not enough information available at this point to prove that the project will not impact the hydrology of swamp and St. Marys River.

Find additional summaries by visiting:

Help protect the Okefenokee Swamp and St. Marys River!

Tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that Twin Pines Minerals needs an Environmental Impact Statement! 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public comment period until September 12. However, they will continue to accept and review citizen comments until a final decision is made. Submit yours today!

US Mail

Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District

Attention: Ms. Holly Ross
1104 North Westover Boulevard, Suite 9

Albany, Georgia, 31707

Email

holly.a.ross@usace.army.mil

BCC: gec@glynnenvironmental.org

Subject Line: SAS-2018-00554: USACE Should Require an EIS for Twin Pines Minerals 

 

CONTACT US

Phone: 912-466-0934

Email: gec@glynnenvironmental.org

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2443

Brunswick, GA 31525

Visit Our Office: 4472 New Jesup Hwy, C

Brunswick, GA 31520