South Charleston chemical production site gets cleaned up

The FMC Corporation hydrogen peroxide plant in South Charleston hasn't been an active producer for eight years, but it did remain open as a distribution site until 2008. Now the decision has been made to tear it down. The FMC environmental manager says that asbestos removal is finished, and the next step is to take all of the plant's equipment out. Once the plant is torn down which should be finished by sometime around May of 2013, FMC will clean up the 40-acre site, and that could take the better part of a year. FMC plans to sell the property after the cleanup is finished.