Superfund http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Bridgeton Landfill Data Suggest Underground Fire Still Far From Radioactive Waste http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-bridgeton-landfill-data-suggest-underground-fire-still-far-radioactive-waste <p><em><strong>Updated on 2/23/14 to correct the date of the 2013 CO measurements, and on 2/21/14 to add a data table from MDNR and more characterization of the recent CO measurements.</strong></em></p><p>New monitoring data from the Bridgeton Landfill suggest that an underground fire has not spread toward radioactive waste to the north.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:52:12 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33886 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Bridgeton Landfill Data Suggest Underground Fire Still Far From Radioactive Waste Toxic Site In Metro East Enters New Phase Of Cleanup http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/toxic-site-metro-east-enters-new-phase-cleanup <p>The US Environmental Protection Agency held a <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/chemetco/pdfs/chemetco-fs-201310.pdf">community meeting</a> in Hartford, Illinois, on Wednesday, to inform residents about the ongoing cleanup of the former<a href="http://www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/chemetco/"> Chemetco copper smelter</a>.</p><p>This is the second of three open houses being held this year. Another will be held in December.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:34:57 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 31048 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Toxic Site In Metro East Enters New Phase Of Cleanup Joplin Gets Additional Federal Funds To Clean Up Lead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joplin-gets-additional-federal-funds-clean-lead <p>The city of Joplin, Mo. is getting an additional boost in an effort to clean up soil contaminated by lead and cadmium that was blown around by the fatal EF-5 tornado in May 2011.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:17:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5028 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joplin Gets Additional Federal Funds To Clean Up Lead Morning headlines - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-july-11-2012 <p><strong>EPA, Kellwood reach settlement over contamination</strong></p><p>St. Louis-based Kellwood Company has agreed to a plan to clean up the site of former metal fabrication plant in Franklin County.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:31:57 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 4096 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Joplin gets EPA help for lead testing, remediation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joplin-gets-epa-help-lead-testing-remediation <p>The federal Environmental Protection Agency will provide the city of Joplin, Mo. with $500,000 to help test and clean up lead-contaminated soils that were exposed by the May 22 tornado that devastated the city.</p><p>The money from the Superfund program will allow the city to hire one full-time and one part-time person to coordinate a soil testing and remediation plan. The funds will also pay for a vehicle, equipment, supplies and travel expenses.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:19:58 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2697 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joplin gets EPA help for lead testing, remediation Carter Carburetor site to get new security fencing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/carter-carburetor-site-get-new-security-fencing <p><a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/beebc0b489d357e08525735900400c2f/4a100a01369bc8dd8525794900715bf4!OpenDocument">The Environmental Protection Agency</a> is following through on its commitment to fence off the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region07/cleanup/carter_carburetor/">former Carter Carburetor manufacturing plant</a> in north St. Louis.</p><p>The 10-acre property is contaminated with asbestos, PCBs, and other industrial pollutants.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 21:29:55 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2479 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Carter Carburetor site to get new security fencing Metro East: demolition of former Chemetco copper smelter moves forward http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-east-demolition-former-chemetco-copper-smelter-moves-forward <p>Demolition of the former <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=202467898422525235363.0004acd7747bbb5a8089f&amp;msa=0&amp;ll=38.79782,-90.098222&amp;spn=0.006338,0.009645">Chemetco copper smelter</a> took another step forward on Tuesday. The demolition is the start of a long clean-up process for the hazardous Metro East eyesore.</p><p><a href="http://www.epa.state.il.us/environmental-progress/v26/n4/sealed-smelter.html">The Illinois EPA</a> is overseeing the dismantling of the smelter buildings, which began last year.</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:28:10 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2043 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro East: demolition of former Chemetco copper smelter moves forward EPA lists Washington County Lead District-Furnace Creek as Superfund site http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-lists-washington-county-lead-district-furnace-creek-superfund-site <p>The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> has added the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/nar1830.htm">Washington County Lead District-Furnace Creek</a> site in <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=Washington+County,+Missouri&amp;aq=&amp;sll=37.781569,-90.574036&amp;sspn=0.757595,0.998383&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Washington,+Franklin,+Missouri&amp;ll=37.868349,-90.678406&amp;spn=0.756705,0.998383&amp;z=10&amp;iwloc=A">Washington County, Missouri</a>, to the federal <a href="http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/">Superfund National Priorities List (NPL)</a>.</p><p>The NPL is a list of the nation&#39;s hazardous waste sites with the highest priority for cleanup.</p><p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:24:50 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 681 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA lists Washington County Lead District-Furnace Creek as Superfund site