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EPA ISSUES PROPOSED CLEANUP PLAN FOR FMC SITE

CONTACT:  Paul Yochum 208-317-3583 POWER COUNTY, Idaho, September 26, 2011 – EPA Region 10 today released its proposed cleanup plan for the FMC portion of the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund site. The proposed plan calls for capping contaminated soils at … Continue reading

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Superfund/CERCLA Program

Superfund/CERCLA Program Superfund is the federal program designed to clean up contaminated sites. It was created by Congress in 1980 and is formally termed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). This law provides broad federal authority to … Continue reading

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Slag

Slag FMC, along with others, has been invited by the IDEQ to meet and discuss reconvening the Slag Technical Work Group (TWG) to review the Graded Decision Guidelines (GDGs) which were developed to assess exposure to naturally occurring radiation in … Continue reading

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The Gay Mine

The Gay Mine The Gay Mine is located on the Fort Hall Reservation. It is one of 31 phosphate ore mines in the Southeast Idaho Phosphate Resource Area. Originally named after Gay Simplot, the daughter of J.R. Simplot, the Gay … Continue reading

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Redevelopment

FMC Plant Site Redevelopment The FMC property consists of approximately 1400 acres that is located 3 miles northwest of Pocatello and 1 mile southwest of the Portneuf River in Power County in Southeast Idaho. The region is comprised of 300,000 … Continue reading

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Site Cleanup

Site Cleanup Introduction The FMC plant operated outside Pocatello, Idaho in Power County for just over a half century. During much of this time, State and Federal environmental laws had not yet been written. Throughout this era, materials from elemental … Continue reading

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FMC & Tribal Regulatory Jurisdiction

FMC and Tribal Regulatory Jurisdiction FMC’s property within the Fort Hall Reservation is fee land and subject to state/county jurisdiction for some matters and federal jurisdiction for others. On environmental issues, federal laws such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, … Continue reading

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Superfund/CERCLA Path Forward

Superfund/CERCLA Path Forward EPA Administrative Settlement Agreement for Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study On August 22, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent FMC and Simplot a General Notice of Liability and Special Notice Letter for the Gay Mine … Continue reading

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Selenium at the Gay Mine

Selenium at the Gay Mine Area-Wide Selenium Investigations in SE Idaho In the mid-1990s, a naturally-occurring trace mineral called selenium, found in the “center waste shale” of phosphate mines (the rock layer found between layers of phosphate ore), was found … Continue reading

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Future Actions

Future Actions The IRODA was issued in September 2012 and the remedial design/remedial action UAO was issued in June 2013. FMC is currently in the middle of a three year process which started in 2014 to implement the IRODA. FMC … Continue reading

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