IEPA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 2043 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro East: demolition of former Chemetco copper smelter moves forward