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.
Submit your comments today on the proposed Settlement Agreement for lost recreation opportunities due to LCP Chemicals Superfund Site
The DNR Environmental Protection Division is accepting comments until February 18th, 2020. Individual citizens can submit comments by:
Jim Brown, Program Manager
DNR-Environmental Protection Division
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 1054
Atlanta, GA 30334
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 personally affected by the loss of recreational opportunities around this site over the past 3 decades.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on December 19, 2019, a proposed settlement agreement between the State of Georgia and Honeywell to compensate the public for lost recreation opportunities caused by the release of hazardous substances from the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site. These lost services included recreational fishing, boating, and other potential coastal recreational uses in the Brunswick, Glynn County area. The settlement requires Honeywell to pay $4 million that will be used by the State to support the implementation of natural resource restoration projects. The primary goal of the restoration projects is to enhance, restore or create recreational services comparable to those that were lost.
The Glynn Environmental Coalition believes that $4 million for over 30 years of lost recreation opportunities to Glynn County residents and visitors far diminishes the value of outdoor recreation in our community.
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.