lead http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Joplin Gets Additional Federal Funds To Clean Up Lead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joplin-gets-additional-federal-funds-clean-lead <p>The city of Joplin, Mo. is getting an additional boost in an effort to clean up soil contaminated by lead and cadmium that was blown around by the fatal EF-5 tornado in May 2011.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:17:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5028 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joplin Gets Additional Federal Funds To Clean Up Lead 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 Morning headlines: Thursday, September 13, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-september-13-2012 <p><strong>New report: "vast improvements" at John Cochran VA Medical Center</strong></p><p>A new government report says the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis has made "vast improvements" after an earlier report noted problems.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:34:19 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4588 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, September 13, 2012 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 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 Joplin gets EPA help for lead testing, remediation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joplin-gets-epa-help-lead-testing-remediation <p>The federal Environmental Protection Agency will provide the city of Joplin, Mo. with $500,000 to help test and clean up lead-contaminated soils that were exposed by the May 22 tornado that devastated the city.</p><p>The money from the Superfund program will allow the city to hire one full-time and one part-time person to coordinate a soil testing and remediation plan. The funds will also pay for a vehicle, equipment, supplies and travel expenses.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:19:58 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2697 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joplin gets EPA help for lead testing, remediation After devastating tornado, Joplin now faces lead contamination worries, too http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-devastating-tornado-joplin-now-faces-lead-contamination-worries-too <p>The May tornado that hit Joplin, wiping out a big portion of the southwest Missouri city and killing 162 people, also left lead contamination that could cost up to $7.5 million to clean up.</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:20:04 +0000 The Associated Press 2345 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After devastating tornado, Joplin now faces lead contamination worries, too Washington University cited for lead paint violation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-university-cited-lead-paint-violation <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is fining Washington University for failing to tell tenants about <a href="http://www.epa.gov/lead/index.html">lead paint hazards</a> in some of its married student housing units. The violation will cost the university close to $28,000.</p><p>The civil settlement involves three rental apartments northeast of Washington University&rsquo;s Danforth campus.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:02:47 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1967 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington University cited for lead paint violation