Herculaneum http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 4017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 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 $320 million in punitive damages awarded over Herculaneum, Mo. smelter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/320-million-punitive-damages-awarded-over-herculaneum-mo-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;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=0x87d8e969510559c5:0x703877419d1a40fd,Herculaneum,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=15314667932719183287&amp;source=embed&amp;iwloc=A&amp;ll=38.424546,-90.252686&amp;spn=0.376556,0.583649&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;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=0x87d8e969510559c5:0x703877419d1a40fd,Herculaneum,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=15314667932719183287&amp;source=embed&amp;iwloc=A&amp;ll=38.424546,-90.252686&amp;spn=0.376556,0.583649" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>A St. Louis jury has awarded $320 million in punitive damages in the lawsuit against the former owners of a lead smelter in the eastern Missouri town of Herculaneum.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_7d3da89a-ba1a-11e0-846c-001a4bcf6878.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> the jury awarded the punitive damages on Friday, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jury-awards-385-million-herculaneum-smelter-suit">a day after awarding $38.5 million in compensatory damages</a> for health problems and lost lifetime income.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 22:02:33 +0000 The Associated Press 1766 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jury awards $38.5 million in Herculaneum smelter suit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jury-awards-385-million-herculaneum-smelter-suit <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;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=0x87d8e969510559c5:0x703877419d1a40fd,Herculaneum,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=15314667932719183287&amp;ll=38.424546,-90.252686&amp;spn=0.376556,0.583649&amp;z=10&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;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=0x87d8e969510559c5:0x703877419d1a40fd,Herculaneum,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;cid=15314667932719183287&amp;ll=38.424546,-90.252686&amp;spn=0.376556,0.583649&amp;z=10&amp;iwloc=A&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>A St. Louis jury has awarded $38.5 million to 16 residents of Herculaneum who alleged negligence by the former owners of a lead smelter in the eastern Missouri town.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_3845735e-b93d-11e0-a7aa-001a4bcf6878.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that the verdict on Thursday was only for compensatory damages. The trial that began three months ago continues Friday with a hearing about punitive damages against Texas-based Fluor Corp., Virginia-based A.T. Massey Coal and Doe Run Investment Holding Co.</p><p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:51:21 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 1755 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-may-17-2011 <p><strong>Akin Expected to Announce Challenge to McCaskill Today</strong></p><p><a href="http://akin.house.gov/">Missouri Congressman Todd Akin </a>may soon be joining the Republican race to challenge <a href="http://mccaskill.senate.gov/">Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill</a> next year. Akin is expected to announce his Senate candidacy today at a news conference in Creve Coeur.</p> Tue, 17 May 2011 14:22:38 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1249 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, May 17, 2011