Superfund Site Profile
The 18-acre FMC Corp. (Fridley Plant) site is located in Anoka County, Minnesota. Operations on site generated and disposed of solvents, paint sludge and plating wastes in several locations from the 1940s to 1969. Waste disposal operations contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Because of the threat posed to Minneapolis’ drinking water supplies, the site received one of the highest Hazard Ranking System (HRS) scores of all sites on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). However, regular sampling of the water at the public drinking water intake has shown no exceedances of contaminants since the 1980s. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.