Details about the clean-up of Agrium’s Hartsville, S.C., fertilizer plant were released this week by Agrium officials, the Environmental Protection Agency and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The Rainbow Fertilizer Plant was destroyed by a fire on Feb. 14. The 32-acre plant will not reopen, Agrium announced in May.

The details were announced at a meeting this week. After Agrium announced it would not rebuild the plant, it began working with all federal and state organizations to comply with the clean-up process.

Officials shared these details about removing materials that remain on the site after the fire, it was shared with the Web site

  • Dispose of 10 tons of zinc oxide materials.
  • Dispose of fire run-off water from the Feb. 14 fire.
  • Dispose of the debris from the fire, damaged fertilizer that were in the destroyed warehouse and undamaged fertilizers containing potentially regulated zinc oxide material.

It was also announced at the meeting that once fire debris and damaged product has been removed, Agrium will begin dismantling the buildings on the property.

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