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[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3']Bunker Hill is one of the nation’s largest Superfund sites.  Formation Environmental personnel prepared the RI/FS for the PRP group at the original 21-square-mile site and also served as the lead technical consultant supporting the PRP’s defense against extensive combined CERCLA-response and Natural Resource Damage (NRD) claims for approximately 1,500 square miles of...

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3']The Upper Arkansas River Basin extends from the river’s headwaters downstream to and including Pueblo Reservoir.  The “Eleven-Mile Reach” portion of the basin is the 500-year floodplain area that begins at the confluence of the Arkansas River and California Gulch, near Leadville, Colorado, and extends approximately 11 miles downstream.  In 1999, a Memorandum...

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3']The Smoky Canyon Mine is an operating phosphate mine and mill operation in southeastern Idaho.  Phosphate mining began in 1983 and will continue for the next 10 to 20 years.   The primary environmental concern at this site is the potential for mobilization and transport of selenium from overburden waste rock to groundwater and...

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3']Formation Environmental is providing key technical support for the Remedial Investigation of a former copper/zinc smelter and refinery location in Great Falls, Montana.  The project currently involves characterization of environmental conditions within the nearby communities of Black Eagle and Great Falls and surrounding undeveloped lands.[/vc_column][/vc_row] Site characterization tasks completed to date include: Development of...

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3']The Conda/Woodall Mountain site covers an area of approximately 4,600 acres, on both public and private lands, within the Southeast Idaho Phosphate Mining District.  Historical phosphate mining involved excavation, handling, and on-site disposal of overburden rock containing trace amounts of selenium.  The overburden disposal and reclamation practices used historically at this site have...

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3']Formation Environmental personnel assisted the Union Pacific Railroad in the preparation of an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis to address releases or threatened releases of metals from mining-related materials included in the approximate 71-mile-long unused rail line extending from Wallace, Idaho to Plummer, Idaho.  A portion of that rail line traverses the Bunker Hill Superfund...

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3']Formation personnel provided strategic support for a major railroad company as they negotiated with EPA regarding an appropriate level of participation by the railroad in cleanup at the Omaha Lead Superfund Site, which included residential properties in a significant portion of urban Omaha.  A historic lead refinery and other lead industries in downtown...

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3']Formation Environmental personnel have been involved in the Eastern Michaud Flats (EMF) Superfund Site project since 1994, initially assisting with the RI/FS phase and later serving as the technical lead for remedial design to address groundwater conditions.[/vc_column][/vc_row] Remedial Design/Remedial Action Formation personnel began leading groundwater remedial design activities for the eastern portion of the site...

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3']Formation Environmental designed and implemented a multi-year field and laboratory study to develop a selenium criterion for protection of aquatic life. Field studies characterized the ambient  biological, chemical, and physical  conditions in local streams.  Laboratory toxicity studies assessed the potential of site-specific exposure to selenium to cause effects on trout reproduction.[/vc_column][/vc_row] Eggs from two...

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3'] Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Formation personnel conducted the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) for the Butte Priority Soils (BPS) Operable Unit of the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund site.  The BPS Operable Unit is a large, complex mining site with commingled residential and industrial areas and associated human health and ecological risk issues.  The...