Doe Run http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Following Legislative Success, Lead Company Doe Run Settles Liability Cases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/following-legislative-success-lead-company-doe-run-settles-liability-cases <p>Arguably the most consequential veto that <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-blog-round-missouri-veto-session-2013">was overridden last week</a> pertained to southeast Missouri's the Doe Run Company. And just two days after the override, attorneys suing the lead giant reached a settlement.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Friday, Doe Run settled lawsuits by several families alleging their children suffered health problems from lead contamination in eastern Missouri's St. Francois County.</span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:49:30 +0000 Chris McDaniel & The Associated Press 29978 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Following Legislative Success, Lead Company Doe Run Settles Liability Cases Discussion: What To Expect During Missouri's 2013 Veto Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-expect-during-missouris-2013-veto-session <p>Missouri lawmakers will convene Wednesday for their annual veto session. Governor Jay Nixon vetoed 29 bills this year, including at least two bills that have been the subject of much campaigning and debate. Add in a Republican-led General Assembly, and this year's veto session has the potential to be of greater consequence than most.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin and Chris McDaniel have been covering the veto session, and gave host Don Marsh an overview of what to expect this year.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:52:05 +0000 Camille Phillips 29791 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What To Expect During Missouri's 2013 Veto Session With Trials Looming, Missouri Lead Giant Hopes Legislature Will Limit Liability http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trials-looming-missouri-lead-giant-hopes-legislature-will-limit-liability <p>A lead mining company is heading to trial next month, but this week, they’re hoping to hedge their bet.</p><p>The Missouri legislature passed a bill earlier this year that would limit the amount of damages the Doe Run Company would have to pay if a jury found the company guilty of negligence. G<span style="line-height: 1.5;">overnor Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, but Republican lawmakers are aiming for an override this week.</span></p><p><em>Updated 9/13/13 10:33 AM</em></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29753 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With Trials Looming, Missouri Lead Giant Hopes Legislature Will Limit Liability Bill Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon Would Cap Lead Contamination Punitive Damages http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-sent-mo-gov-nixon-would-cap-lead-contamination-punitive-damages <p></p><p>One of two bills that would limit punitive damages in lead contamination cases is on its way to <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D).</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 10:18:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26446 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon Would Cap Lead Contamination Punitive Damages Former Doe Run subsidiary criticized for smelter pollution in Peru http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-doe-run-subsidiary-criticized-smelter-pollution-peru <p><strong><em>Updated 1:20 p.m. August 1 with reopening of smelter</em></strong></p><p>The Doe Run Peru smelter in La Oroya, which had been clsoed due to financial and environmental compliance issues since 2009, resumed zinc processing operations over the weekend.</p><p>Peru&#39;s Minister of Energy and Mines, Jorge Merino Tafur, is reported to have said that lead smelting would also resume in the not too distant future. Restarting copper production would likely take longer, since that would require building a plant to control sulfuric acid emissions.</p><p>Doe Run Peru is owned by the Renco Group, which also owns the St. Louis-based Doe Run Resources Corporation. The metal smelting companies in Missouri and Peru have operated independently since 2007.</p><p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:29:50 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4148 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Doe Run subsidiary criticized for smelter pollution in Peru Doe Run: no new plant to replace Herculaneum lead smelter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/doe-run-no-new-plant-replace-herculaneum-lead-smelter <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=herculaneum+missouri+smelter+address&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=Herculaneum,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;source=embed&amp;t=h&amp;cid=15001817900879675996&amp;ll=38.270465,-90.373964&amp;spn=0.023585,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=herculaneum+missouri+smelter+address&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=Herculaneum,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;source=embed&amp;t=h&amp;cid=15001817900879675996&amp;ll=38.270465,-90.373964&amp;spn=0.023585,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left; ">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>Doe Run announced today that it will not build a new lead processing plant in Herculaneum.</p><p>In 2010, the largest lead producer in North America announced it would close its existing lead smelter in Herculaneum by the end of 2013.</p><p>The company had proposed to build a new facility there that would use new technology to reduce emissions of air pollutants including lead and sulfur dioxide.</p><p>But now Doe Run says that won&rsquo;t happen.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:00:56 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Atty. Gen. Koster reaches settlement with Doe Run for lead cleanup http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-atty-gen-koster-reaches-settlement-doe-run-lead-cleanup <p>Attorney General Chris Koster has filed <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/90411856/Doe-Run-Consent-Decree-4-12-12#fullscreen">a consent decree</a> to address environmental violations at Doe Run&rsquo;s Sweetwater Mine and Mill in Reynolds County.</p><p>Here&#39;s a map detailing the approximate location of the mine near Ellington, Mo.:</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:39:33 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3541 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Atty. Gen. Koster reaches settlement with Doe Run for lead cleanup Production to halt for weeks at fire-damaged Doe Run smelter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/production-halt-weeks-fire-damaged-doe-run-smelter <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=herculaneum+missouri+smelter+address&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=Herculaneum,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;source=embed&amp;t=h&amp;cid=15001817900879675996&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=herculaneum+missouri+smelter+address&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=Herculaneum,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;source=embed&amp;t=h&amp;cid=15001817900879675996&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>The Doe Run Co. says production of primary lead&nbsp;at its smelter in the eastern Missouri town of Herculaneum will be&nbsp;suspended for four to six weeks following a fire.</p><p>The fire on March 20 occurred at the smelter&#39;s electric&nbsp;substation. Doe Run Primary Smelting Division general manager Gary&nbsp;Hughes says damage to the substation is significant.</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:05:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 3379 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Doe Run assessing damage after early morning fire http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/doe-run-assessing-damage-after-early-morning-fire <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=herculaneum+missouri+smelter+address&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=Herculaneum,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;source=embed&amp;t=h&amp;cid=15001817900879675996&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=herculaneum+missouri+smelter+address&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=Herculaneum,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;source=embed&amp;t=h&amp;cid=15001817900879675996&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>Several Jefferson County fire departments responded to a blaze early Tuesday morning at the Doe Run Company&rsquo;s primary smelter in Herculaneum.</p><p>Company officials say there were no injuries and they are now assessing damage.</p><p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:54:42 +0000 Julie Bierach 3306 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Plan seeks new uses for Doe Run site in Herculaneum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plan-seeks-new-uses-doe-run-site-herculaneum <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=herculaneum+missouri+smelter+address&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=Herculaneum,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;source=embed&amp;t=h&amp;cid=15001817900879675996&amp;ll=38.270465,-90.373964&amp;spn=0.023585,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=herculaneum+missouri+smelter+address&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=Herculaneum,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;source=embed&amp;t=h&amp;cid=15001817900879675996&amp;ll=38.270465,-90.373964&amp;spn=0.023585,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>An eastern Missouri lead smelter&nbsp;scheduled to close next year could eventually make way for&nbsp;commercial and industrial uses.</p><p>Doe Run Co. operates the smelter in Herculaneum. It will close&nbsp;in 2013 after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/320-million-punitive-damages-awarded-over-herculaneum-mo-smelter">years of wrangling over environmental concerns.</a></p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:18:17 +0000 The Associated Press 3278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org