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Agricultural Chemical Contamination Can Pose Serious Health Risks


Schedule an Investigation or Cleanup Now

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).

Chemical Investigation and Cleanup Services

  • Conducting Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments (ESAs), Remedial Investigations, and groundwater monitoring studies
  • Collecting soil and groundwater samples in accordance with Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) protocols
  • Performing field screening to delineate the extent of agricultural chemical impacts
  • Assessing potential exposure pathways through Contamination Impacts Surveys
  • Evaluating laboratory analytical results using risk-based cleanup goals for fertilizer and pesticides
  • Coordinating corrective actions, including excavation and land application of contaminated soils
  • Overseeing design/installation of groundwater monitoring wells and remediation systems
  • Preparing Agricultural Voluntary Investigation and Cleanup (AgVIC) program applications and filing reimbursement requests

Widseth’s Minnesota Office Locations

  • Alexandria
  • Brainerd/Baxter
  • Bemidji
  • Crookston
  • Duluth
  • East Grand Forks
  • Hibbing
  • Mankato
  • Rochester
  • Wyoming

Contact us today if you’re concerned about agricultural chemical contamination. We can discuss your project needs and schedule an investigation or cleanup.

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