ST. LOUIS – A Missouri lead producer will pay $65 million to clean up lead waste at several sites in southeast Missouri.
The regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that suburban St. Louis-based Doe Run Resources also will pay a $7 million fine for environmental violations at 10 of its lead facilities in southeast Missouri.
The EPA said Doe Run will also close its lead smelter in Herculaneum by Dec. 31, 2013.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri education officials are skipping the writing and complex problem assessments on state exams to save money.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education estimates that suspending those parts of the tests will save about $1.3 million per year. Administering the standardized tests costs more than $8 million per year. The sections will return in the 2012-2013 year.
ST. LOUIS – Bill Corrigan, the Republican candidate for St. Louis County Executive, spoke out this week against any proposed merger between St. Louis City and County.
"Inheriting all the economic problems that exist in the city, and the funding liabilities that the county would incur by merging the two,it would be an economic disaster for the county," Corrigan said during Thursday's edition of St. Louis on The Air.