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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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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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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Why did the FMC plant close? Why has it taken so long to get the site cleaned up? What is the pollution at the site; is the groundwater contaminated? Is it true there are railcars buried in … Continue reading

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