Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed
Conditions at listing (July 1982): The FMC Corp. Site occupies about 18 acres in Fridley, Minnesota, adjacent to the Mississippi River. From the early 1950s to the early 1970s, FMC, formerly Northern Pump Co., disposed of hazardous wastes (including solvents, point sludges, and plating wastes) at two on-site locations, one an 11-acre unlined landfill. Records indicate that solvents and sludge were dumped directly into unlined pits and burned or buried. Three wells used by FMC for drinking and processing are contaminated with various toxic organic chemicals, including TRICHLOROETHYLENE, DICHLOROETHYLENE, and METHYLENE CHLORIDE. Fridley and Brooklyn Center draw drinking water from the contaminated aquifer. The ground water also discharges into the Mississippi River, which supplies water to Minneapolis 800 feet downstream of the FMC property. Low levels of TRICHLOROETHYLENE have been found in the city's drinking water. Status (July 1983): On June 8, 1983, FMC, the State, and EPA entered an agreed order under Section 106 of CERCLA. More...
Sources of Contamination:
- Incineration residuals handling
- Storage - drums/containers of waste