We’re working to protect our communities’ health.
Georgians deserve a say in the cleanup plans that impact their community. That’s why One Hundred Miles has taken an active role in advocating for responsible cleanup plans to address our coast’s hazardous waste sites. In Glynn County, the Honeywell-LCP and Terry Creek Superfund sites are currently undergoing planning for remediation. Our staff is working with community members and the EPA to ensure cleanup plans adequately restore our land, water quality, wildlife, and public safety.
Most recently, OHM took legal action in 2020 to stop an inadequate settlement agreement meant to compensate for damages caused by the release of toxic chemicals from the Honeywell-LCP Superfund Site in Brunswick. The proposed $4 million agreement was not only wholly insufficient, it put our citizens’ health at risk. GADNR later dropped the case, giving us a chance to fight for a more equitable solution.
Under Georgia’s Hazardous Waste Management Act, the state’s EPD currently has no responsibility to consider local government’s positions on hazardous waste sites, cleanup alternatives, land use plans, or zoning when authorizing the federal government’s recommended cleanup plans. In order to ensure the interests of every community are considered, OHM is exploring ways to amend state law to provide local governments more consideration when the State is asked for consent on Superfund clean-up/mitigation plans.