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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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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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History of Land Ownership

History of Land Ownership Questions regarding the appropriate role of government power over persons and property have existed for centuries. Such questions are particularly complex when they involve the overlapping and, at times, conflicting roles of federal, state, local and … Continue reading

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Reclamation at the Gay Mine

Reclamation at the Gay Mine By 1996, FMC and Simplot notified BLM that all the Gay Mine reclamation required under the federally and Tribally-approved mining and reclamation plans was substantially complete. The BLM and the BIA inspected the Gay Mine … 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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The Ponds

The Ponds The manufacture of elemental phosphorus required the use of ponds throughout the plant’s history to manage materials generated in the furnace building, as well as the calciners that prepared the ore before it was introduced to the furnaces. … Continue reading

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Ready-for-Reuse Land

Ready-for-Reuse Determination Executive Summary This Ready for Reuse (RfR) Determination is for the approximately 87 acres of the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund Site (Site), FMC Plant Operable Unit, SRIA Parcels 4,5 and 6. (See figure below.) The U.S. Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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