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FMC to sample soil along creeks north of Middleport

FMC Corp. has announced it will resume taking soil samples in March on about 75 properties bordering Jeddo and Johnson creeks north and northeast of Middleport. The work began last August.

The work is part of the wide-ranging cleanup project to remove arsenic contamination attributed to discharges from FMC's agricultural chemical plant in Middleport. The company signed a consent order issued by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The work area includes an unnamed tributary, dubbed Tributary One in DEC documents, from the intersection of Pearson and Stone roads in Hartland to its juncture with Jeddo Creek south of Route 104 in Ridgeway. Work also is slated along Jeddo Creek in Ridgeway and along Johnson Creek between Marshall and Mill roads in Ridgeway and Yates.

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