http://news.stlpublicradio.org en EPA Receives Funding For Lead Clean-Up In Madison County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-receives-funding-lead-clean-madison-county <p>The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> announced today clean-up methods it will take on a former mining site in Madison County.</p><p>The Madison County Mines Superfund site is part of the Old Lead Belt, where the mining of heavy metals began in the 1700s. The nearly 500-square-mile area is contaminated by <a href="http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/learn-about-lead.html#effects">lead</a>, a highly-toxic metal that can wreak havoc on organs and tissues in the human body.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Tina Eaton 4727 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA Receives Funding For Lead Clean-Up In Madison County