Site Cleanup

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

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