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Area C: The overlooked Ford site

Did you know that Ford Motor Company owns a hazardous waste dump right on the river's edge in the middle of St. Paul? FMR has been a longtime advocate to clean up this site. As the process ramps up in the coming months, we'll need you to join us in taking action.  >>

September 8

Ford Area C (video)

In this video, we take you to Ford Area C, Ford's toxic riverfront dumpsite in St. Paul. You’ll see the Mississippi lapping at the dumpsite’s edge. What pollution remains there? How much is leaching into our river? We still don’t know enough. >>

January 30

Submit questions to the MPCA public meeting on Ford Area C

Please submit questions about Ford Area C to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) before they host a public meeting on February 20.

If you can't attend the meeting, this is a great way to participate. And if you can attend, you might hear your question answered. The MPCA will be addressing groundwater monitoring that Ford has carried out, and the future feasibility study for possible options to address Area C.

A brief history of the Ford Area C dumpsite

While many articles (and even a movie) look back at the life of Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant, not many focus on Area C. In fact, most stories about the Ford plant don't even mention it. So we've put together a basic timeline about this floodplain dumpsite to lend some historical context.  >>

January 28

Ford Area C dumpsite community information meeting

Thursday, February 20, 2020 join FMR at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency-hosted community meeting about Ford Area C, the hazardous waste dumpsite on the riverfront just north of Hidden Falls Park in St. Paul. >>

Solar on the Area C dumpsite? Sounds great ... at first

The redevelopment plan for the Ford site on St. Paul's river bluff calls for renewable energy. That sounds great, but a small part of the plan includes building a solar array on top of the Area C hazardous waste dump on the river floodplain. With the dump undergoing further study about risks and remediation, could adding infrastructure further complicate potential cleanup? >>

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