Big River http://news.stlpublicradio.org en EPA to test for lead contamination near Big River http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-test-lead-contamination-near-big-river <p>The Environmental Protection Agency&nbsp;plans to test 256 Jefferson County residential properties amid&nbsp;concerns that lead in the Big River is contaminating soil.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/HMX43c">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that&nbsp;testing is expected to be completed by midsummer. Recent studies&nbsp;and samples indicated widespread lead contamination in the flood&nbsp;plain that extends from Leadwood in St. Francois County to the&nbsp;confluence with the Meramec River near Eureka.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:50:40 +0000 The Associated Press 3505 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA to test for lead contamination near Big River