By Dan McInnis, PHD - Environmental Scientist April 03, 2023
Agricultural chemical contamination often exists at active or abandoned sites associated with manufacturing, storing, transporting, distributing, disposing, or handling pesticides and fertilizers. Contamination can pose significant risks to human health and the environment if left unaddressed, and responsible parties or site owners may be held liable. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) regulates the remediation of contaminated sites through its Comprehensive Cleanup Program. Property owners can also initiate a voluntary investigation, especially when planning for property transfers or redevelopment.
In either case, if all investigation and cleanup work is completed correctly and approved by MDA, a "No Action" or "No Further Action" letter can be issued, providing administrative liability assurance and allowing for new site development. In addition, incurred costs are eligible for up to 80% reimbursement through the Agricultural Chemical Response and Reimbursement Account (ACRRA).
Contact us today if you're concerned about agricultural chemical contamination. We can discuss your project needs and schedule an investigation or cleanup.