"The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. entered into a $5 million consent decree to remove toxic nitrates and perchlorates from groundwater and to monitor the progress. at the Apache Powder Superfund Site, near David [Arizona].
Nitrates can cause blue baby syndrome and strangle infants and perchlorates have been found to cause fetal defects.
ANP will pay an additional $1.2 million for past EPA cleanup of the two contaminants at their operating ammonium nitrate and nitric acid plant located near the San Pedro River."
Dick Kamp reports for the Arizona Range News January 6, 2010.