EPA Orders FMC To Treat Toxic Gas At Superfund Site

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 5:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered FMC Corp. to “do a better job” controlling the release of phosphine from decommissioned ponds at the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund site, saying the toxic gas could pose a threat to the environment.

The gas is leaking at three locations within the Pocatello, Idaho, site at concentrations that could be harmful to human health, particularly for contractors overseeing cleanup activities, according to a unilateral administrative order the agency issued Monday.

The site, which contains a shuttered FMC plant, has...
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