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EPA outlines cleanup goals for former fertilizer plant site in Spartanburg

Source: GoUpstate.com | June 25th, 2014 | By Lynne P. Shackleford
Industry type: Phosphate Industry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will outline its plan Thursday for removing residual contaminants including nitrate, sulfate and fluoride from groundwater at a former fertilizer plant on the south side.

A public meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the C.C. Woodson Community Center during which the public will be able to make comments and ask questions on four alternatives the EPA has explored to remediate contaminants at the former IMC fertilizer site in the Arkwright community…

The IMC site is situated on 41 acres, and the facility operated from 1910 until it closed in 1987. During its operational years, it produced nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertilizer, according to the EPA…

Now, groundwater that discharges into Fairforest Creek was found to contain metals such as “organic compounds, fluoride, nitrate and sulfate.” …

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