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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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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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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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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. In … 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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Welcome to FMC Pocatello, Idaho

Welcome to FMC Pocatello, Idaho From 1949 until 2001, FMC Corporation operated the world’s largest elemental phosphorus plant in Power County, Idaho, just outside Pocatello, employing upwards of 650 individuals at full production. Since the plant’s closure, FMC has worked … Continue reading

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