Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

FMC CORP. (YAKIMA)
YAKIMA, WA

Redevelopment

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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The site currently contains a large commercial building, parking lot and equipment storage yard owned by Stephens Metal Products, which are currently being rented by another business. This portion of the site is for sale. Country Farm & Garden True Value Hardware store and Butlers Welding and RV Accessories have purchased parts of the former FMC-leased property west of Stephens Metal Products and constructed buildings that are open to the community today.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2019, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed one person and generated an estimated $750,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

Use restrictions (institutional controls) were put in place in 2011. The use of the shallow groundwater aquifer as a source for drinking water is not allowed. The contaminated soils were covered as part of the cleanup. Any digging or excavation deep enough to reach the contaminated soils must be approved by EPA and the Washington State Department of Ecology. These restrictions are in place to make sure any activities are consistent with industrial use on the property and will not endanger people or the environment.

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