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FMC says it is working cooperatively with state on Middleport remediation

Posted 10 June 2019 at 8:14 am

Press Release, FMC Corporation

MIDDLEPORT – The FMC Corporation announced that, as a follow up to an earlier-disclosed agreement in principle, it has entered into a new Order on Consent and Administrative Settlement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).

This document is the framework for activities related to the remediation of on-site and off-site areas impacted by historical operations at the company’s site in Middleport and to resolve other issues at the site. The Order on Consent was also approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The settlement is consistent with FMC’s financial commitments previously reported in the Company’s 2018 Form 10-K filing. Under the new Order, NYSDEC will continue to undertake environmental remedial work through the 2020 construction season, with FMC taking over the remediation work after 2020.

“FMC employees have lived and worked in the Middleport area community for decades,” said Roberta Kloda, FMC Middleport plant manager. “All parties involved are working together with the same goal in mind – to continue protecting human health and the environment while maintaining safe operations at the facility.”

Residents who have questions can contact Jessica Heideman, FMC’s Community Liaison, at 716-735-9769 or visit her at the FMC Community Office at 8 S. Vernon Street in Middleport. Walk-in hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other times are available by appointment. Special evening hours will also be available to area residents over the next few weeks.

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