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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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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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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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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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