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Is there a Superfund site near Robinsonville Road in Shallotte?

Andrew Dunn

The area is not a Superfund site, but it is near the location of a long-ago gasoline spill.

In the 1970s, there was a gasoline station leak at the intersection of Stanbury Road and Apollo Street in Supply, which is near Robinsonville Road, said Hassan Osman, a hydrogeologist with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

While there is still light contamination of the groundwater, follow-up tests have found it safe to drink and to use for irrigation, he said.

Neither Osman nor David Stanley, who works in the Brunswick County environmental health department, was aware of any prohibitions on using wells there.

Brunswick County has had six Superfund sites in its history, according to the EPA. Two are in Navassa, and one each in Leland, Shallotte, Maco and Southport.

The only active cleanup is at the Estech General Chemical Co. off Navassa Road. The other Navassa site, at Kerr-McGee Chemical Co., is being studied.

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