Superfund Site:

NAVAL INDUSTRIAL RESERVE ORDNANCE PLANT
FRIDLEY, MN

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Teresa Jones
(312) 886-0725

Remedial Project Manager
Sheila Desai
(312) 353-4150

Site Location

Street Address:
4800 E RIVER RD, FRIDLEY, MN 55421

Background

The 83-acre Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP) site is located about 700 feet from the Mississippi River in Fridley, Minnesota. The U.S. Navy and its contractors have produced advanced weapons systems at the facility since 1940. In 1981, trichloroethylene (TCE) was discovered in on-site groundwater wells and in the City of Minneapolis’ drinking water treatment plant intake pipe, located in the Mississippi River about 1,500 feet downstream from the site. Operation and maintenance of the site’s remedy, including groundwater monitoring and treatment, are ongoing.