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FMC CORP. (FRIDLEY PLANT)

Abstract

Site Name:  FMC CORP. (FRIDLEY PLANT)
Address:  4800 E RIVER RD 
City & State:  FRIDLEY  MN  55421
County:  ANOKA
 
EPA ID:  MND006481543
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-87/059
ROD Date:  09/30/1987
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER
 
Contaminant:  PCE, TCE, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE FMC SITE IS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF FRIDLEY, MINNESOTA. THE SITE IS APPROXIMATELY 1,000 FEET EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, JUST NORTH OF THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS, AND UPSTREAM OF THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS DRINKING WATER INTAKE WHICH SERVES APPROXIMATELY 500,000 PEOPLE. THIS GROUND WATER OPERABLE UNIT ADDRESSES THOSE PORTIONS OF THE SITE KNOWN AS THE FMC LANDS (13 ACRES) AND THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY (BNR) LANDS (5 ACRES). FROM 1941 TO 1964 NORTHERN ORDNANCE, INC. OPERATED AS A NAVAL ORDNANCE MANUFACTURING COMPLEX AT THE SITE. BETWEEN 1945 AND 1969 A TRACT OF LAND SOUTH OF THE COMPLEX WAS USED FOR THE BURNING AND DISPOSAL OF WASTES, INCLUDING PLATING WASTES, PAINT, PAINT SLUDGES, OILS, BOTTOM ASH, AND CHLORINATED AND NON-CHLORINATED SOLVENTS. IN 1964 THE FMC CORPORATION PURCHASED THE PROPERTY AND CONTINUED TO USE THE WASTE DISPOSAL AREA. DISPOSAL WAS DISCONTINUED BY FMC IN 1969. IN NOVEMBER 1980 MPCA STAFF RECEIVED A HOT LINE COMPLAINT ALLEGING PAST WASTE DISPOSAL AT THE FMC AND BNR LANDS. FURTHER INVESTIGATION REVEALED HISTORICAL WASTE DISPOSAL PRACTICES AND FOUND CONTAMINATION OF THE GROUND WATER AND MISSISSIPPI RIVER. BY JUNE 1983 APPROXIMATELY 38,600 YD3 OF CONTAMINATED SOIL WITH VOC CONCENTRATIONS GREATER THAN 1 MG/KG WERE EXCAVATED FROM THE UNSATURATED ZONE BENEATH AND IN THE AREA OF THE WASTE BURN AND DISPOSAL PITS AND PLACED IN A RCRA ONSITE CONTAINMENT AND TREATMENT FACILITY. CURRENTLY UNDERLYING GROUND WATER AND ALLUVIAL AQUIFERS WITH DISCHARGE TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ARE CONTAMINATED WITH TCE, PCE, BENZENE, TOLUENE, XYLENE AND OTHER VOCS. TCE HAS BEEN ESTIMATED TO ACCOUNT FOR 98 PERCENT OF THE CONTAMINANT LOADING.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SITE INCLUDES; GROUND WATER PUMP AND TREATMENT WITH DISCHARGE TO A POTW (SEWER SYSTEM); GROUND WATER MONITORING; AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS WITH LAND USE RESTRICTIONS TO MITIGATE AGAINST NEAR-TERM USAGE OF CONTAMINATED GROUND WATER BETWEEN THE SITE AND THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST FOR THIS REMEDIAL ACTION IS $773,935 WITH PRESENT WORTH O&M OF $744,870.
 
Remedy:  THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE FOR THE FMC AND BNR LANDS GROUNDWATER OPERABLE UNIT IS GROUNDWATER INTERCEPTION AND REDUCTION OF THE CONTAMINATION SOURCE, AND DISCHARGE OF EXTRACTED GROUNDWATER TO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM. THE SELECTED ALTERNATIVE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING MAJOR COMPONENTS; - GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION AND DISCHARGE TO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM. - MONITORING TO ASSURE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE REMEDY AND TO DEFINE TERMINATION OF THE EXTRACTION SYSTEM. - INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS AND EXISTING LAND USE TO MITIGATE AGAINST NEAR-TERM USAGE OF CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER BETWEEN THE FMC AND BNR LANDS AND THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BY PRIVATE WELLS.
 
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