|COMPANY||MISSISSIPI PHOSPHATES CORPORATION|
|YEAR START UP||1965|
|BACKGROUND||Mississippi Phosphates Corporation is a producer and marketer of diammonium phosphate. The Companys production facilities are strategically located on a deep-water channel at Pascagoula, Mississippi with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. MPCs manufacturing facilities consist of two sulfuric acid plants, a phosphoric acid plant and a DAP granulation plant. The DAP granulation plant has a maximum annual production capacity of approximately 850,000 tons. The existing sulfuric acid plants have the capacity to produce sulfuric acid sufficient for annual DAP production of approximately 600,000 to 640,000 tons. The Companys export sales are marketed through Transammonia, Inc., a major global trading company. Domestic sales of DAP are handled through the companys internal sales staff and are distributed by rail, truck and barge.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (December5, 2014)Mississippi Phosphates Corporation (MPC), a whollyowned subsidiary of Phosphate Holdings, Inc., today announced it will be stopping production of Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) early next week. Sulfuric acid operations will continue for several days in order for the company to establish inventory needed to support on-going waste water treatment needs.The company will continue with other aspects of its core operations,including ammonia terminaling operations, maintenance, security and environmental controls. The company is actively seeking buyers for its assets while we continue to move forward with the other elements of our bankruptcy case. The Company petitioned for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on October 27, 2014. Workforce reductions will occur over the next two weeks, with approximately 50 employees remaining on hand to perform the remaining core operations.
ATLANTA (January 9, 2018) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added the Mississippi Phosphates Corporation (MPC) site in Pascagoula, Miss., along with three other sites across the country to the Superfund Program’s National Priorities List (NPL). An additional 10 hazardous waste sites were proposed for listing on the NPL.
Superfund, which Congress established in 1980, investigates and cleans up hazardous waste sites and converts them into community resources. EPA adds sites to the NPL when contamination threatens human health and the environment. Only sites added to the NPL are eligible to receive federal funding for long-term cleanup.
Mississippi Phosphates Corporation is a former diammonium phosphate fertilizer plant that began operation in the 1950s. The facility ceased operations in December 2014 under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, leaving more than 700,000,000 gallons of low-pH, contaminated wastewater stored at the facility. On Feb. 11, 2017, EPA assumed temporary control of wastewater treatment operations at the former MPC fertilizer facility once the MPC Environmental Trust, which owns the property, ran out of funds. EPA is overseeing wastewater treatment at a rate of approximately 2,000,000 gallons per day—at a cost of approximately $1,000,000 per month—due to the high volume of wastewater generated that requires treatment.
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DH: Di Hydrate; HH: Hemi Hydrate; HDH: Hemi Di Hydrate
MTPA: Metric Tonne per Annum (as P2O5)
HBF: Horizontal Belt Filter