Ford Motor Company and its environmental consultant Arcadis have been conducting environmental remediation activities across the site since 2015. Ford is cleaning up the site for a mix of uses, including commerce, employment, housing and open space. Some uses, such as residential, may be restricted from parts of the site due to current Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) standards and based on what the property owner, Ford, is comfortable with. Cleanup efforts are expected to be complete by mid-2019.
The MPCA and its staff are actively tracking the investigations and the testing results from the Ford Site through the agency’s “Voluntary Investigation and Clean Up Program” and its “Petroleum Brownfields Program.” MPCA staff review and approve all proposed testing, test results, and remediation cleanup plans and activities. They regularly visit the site to oversee testing and to discuss upcoming work.
The City of Saint Paul has hired an independent environmental consultant to review the plans and test results, as well as advise the City on any questions related to the remediation. To date, cleanup efforts have proceeded to all parties’ satisfaction.
Testing results and remediation plans
- Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (June 29, 2007)
- Soil Investigation Report - Baseball Fields - Feature 139 (September 7, 2007)
- Soil Investigation and Risk Assessment Work Plan - Baseball Fields - Feature 139 (September 7, 2007)
- Initial Phase II - Exterior Investigation Report (October 31, 2007)
- Additional Soil Investigation and Surface Soil Risk Assessment - Baseball Fields - Feature 139 (December 19, 2007) Briefing Letter | Executive Summary | Full Report | Figures | Tables | Appendices
- Response Action Implementation Report - Baseball Fields - Feature 139 (March 13, 2008)
- Groundwater Seep & Mississippi River Sampling Work Plan (April 11, 2008)
- Supplemental Phase II Exterior Investigation Work Plan (May 13, 2008)
- North Parking Area Supplemental Phase II - Exterior Investigation Work Plan (May 19, 2008)
- Quarterly Groundwater Sampling Event (June 27, 2008)
- Quarterly Groundwater Sampling Event (December 31, 2008)
- Phase II - Interior Investigation Work Plan (May 28, 2010)
- Tunnel 1A Response Action Implementation Report (January 1, 2011)
- Seep and River Sampling Events (February 22, 2011)
- Final/Initial Receptor Survey (July 18, 2011)
- Underground Storage Tank (UST) Sump Sampling Events (December 5, 2012)
- MPCA Approval - UST Sump Sampling Report (February 8, 2013)
- Final Supplemental Phase II Exterior Investigation Report(May 31, 2012)
- MPCA Response - Revise Supplm Phase II Exterior Report(February 4, 2013)
- Revised - Final Supplm Phase II Exterior Investigation Report (40MB) (May 29, 2013)
- MPCA Approval - Revised Supplm Phase II Exterior Investig. Report (Sept 5, 2013)
- North Parking Area Statistical Analysis NFA Request (July 2012, 2013)
- MPCA Response - North Parking Area NFA Request (February 7, 2013)
- Final Propane Sampling of tank removals (May 6, 2013)
- Underground Storage Tank (UST) Removal - Environmental Contingency Plan (April 9, 2013)
- MPCA Approval - UST Removal Contingency Plan (May 28, 2013)
- Subsurface Investigation Work Plan - Element 1 (July 15, 2013)
- MPCA Approval - Subsurface Investigation Work Plan - Element 1 (September 17, 2013)
- Site-Wide Environmental Contingency Plan during demolition (July 17, 2013)
- MPCA Approval - Environmental and Site-Wide Contingency Plan (August 14, 2013)
- Area C - Comprehensive Site History and Investigation Report (5MB) (April 4, 2014)
- Subsurface Investigation Work Plan - Element 2 (June 6, 2014)
- Retention Pond Work Plan (July 11, 2014)
- Data Collected from Monitoring Wells Along the Mississippi (September 2, 2014)
- Area C Investigation Work Plan (March 17, 2015)
- MPCA Approval - Area C Investigation Work Plan (May 19, 2015)
- Underground Gasoline Storage Tank Removal Report (April 13, 2015)
- Site Decommissioning Response Action Plan (April 1, 2015)
- MPCA Approval - Site Decommissioning RAP (May 22, 2015)
- Final Phase II Comprehensive Investigation Report – Overview (March 31, 2016 - revised from Dec. 2015 Draft)
Please note: The full report and 7 appendices total nearly 3,000 pages of technical data (175 MB). This overview excerpt from the report provides a summary of the information. The MPCA response letter below requests modest revisions to the report regarding data presentation, which will not change the findings. Additional testing is outlined at the end of the overview document and will be reported here when available.
- MPCA Response – Final Phase II Comprehensive Investigation Report (February 19, 2016)
- Final Site Decommissioning Response Action Plan (SDRAP) Implementation Report (March 31, 2016) and MPCA Approval - SDRAP Addendums March 7, 2016 Please note: This overview excerpt from the report provides a summary of the information. The appendices for these reports are very large, with large sets of numbers and field notes, and are therefore not posted here. They are available upon request.
- Interim Response Action Plan for Isolated Impact Area (June 8, 2016)
- Comprehensive Phase II Site Investigation Report: Soil Addendum (August 8. 2016) Summary; Tables; Figures 1-5 and 6-10
Please note: The summary, tables and figures provide key information and highlights from the report. The report appendices are large documents, with tables of numbers and field notes. They are available upon request.
- MPCA Approval - Revised Comprehensive Phase II Site Investigation Report (September 15, 2016)
- MPCA Approval - Site Decommissioning Remedial Action Implementation Report (September 20, 2016)
- Comprehensive Phase II Site Investigation Report - Groundwater Addendum -- Summary (September 19, 2016)
Please note: The report appendices noted in the "Summary" (link above) are 14,545 pages of data tables and field notes. They are available upon request.
- MPCA Approval for Consolidated Impact Areas Remediation Action Plan ( December 29, 2016)
Environmental health questions
For questions and concerns about environmental health related to ongoing investigations at the site, please call:
- Amy Hadiaris, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - 651-757-2402