Carter Carburetor

Carter Carburetor
9:58 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Concerns Over Minority Hiring Dominate Asbestos Cleanup Meeting In North St. Louis

The former Carter Carburetor plant is located on N. Grand Avenue in St. Louis.
Credit Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio

Updated after the public meeting on 4-10-2014:

The meeting hosted Thursday night by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to focus on the first phase of the $30 million cleanup of the former Carter Carburetor plant in North St. Louis. That first phase involves removing asbestos from the site's main building.

Read more
Carter Carburetor Cleanup
5:00 am
Mon February 20, 2012

EPA to hold community meeting to discuss Carter Carburetor cleanup

The former Carter Carburetor plant on N. Grand Ave. in St. Louis.
(Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold another community meeting on Tuesday evening, to talk about the cleanup of the former Carter Carburetor plant in north St. Louis.

This is the third community meeting the EPA has held to discuss the cleanup.

Read more
Industrial Pollution
3:29 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Carter Carburetor site to get new security fencing

The former Carter Carburetor plant on N. Grand Ave. in St. Louis.
(Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

The Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its commitment to fence off the former Carter Carburetor manufacturing plant in north St. Louis.

The 10-acre property is contaminated with asbestos, PCBs, and other industrial pollutants.

Read more
Science
11:49 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

EPA says north St. Louis residents near Carter Carburetor plant are safe from pollutants

The Carter Carburetor plant spans an entire city block and has been vacant since 1984.
(Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

The Environmental Protection Agency says testing near the old Carter Carburetor plant in north St. Louis shows offsite contamination is too low to cause health problems.

The EPA tested air, soil, and sediments in a one-block radius around the plant for PCBs, dioxins, and other industrial pollutants.

Read more
Morning round-up
9:23 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, August 8, 2011

Effective August 2010, licensed Mo. child care providers must put infants to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
Fickr/rumpleteaser

Mo. changes child care rules to further prevent SIDS

For the first time in two decades, Missouri's child care rules have been updated.  Effective this month, licensed child cares must put infants to sleep on their backs and have at least one staff member trained in first aid.  

Read more
Carter Carburetor Superfund Site
5:05 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

EPA a step closer to cleaning up Carter Carburetor Superfund site in St. Louis

View Larger Map

The above map depicts Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club (right), across the street from the Carter Carburetor Superfund site, a former gasoline and diesel carburetor manufacturing plant which closed in 1984.

The Environmental Protection Agency is a step closer to cleaning up a contaminated industrial property on the city's north side.

In a memorandum signed today, the EPA spells out the steps it will take to clean up the Carter Carburetor Superfund site.

Read more
Carter Carburetor Superfund Site
4:41 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Coalition asking EPA for more time to evaluate cleanup options for Carter Carburetor Superfund Site



View Larger Map

The above map depicts Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club (right), across the street from the Carter Carburetor Superfund Site, a former gasoline and diesel carburetor manufacturing plant which closed in 1984.

A coalition of St. Louis City residents is asking the Environmental Protection Agency for more time to evaluate cleanup options for the Carter Carburetor Superfund Site on the city's north side.

The former gasoline and diesel carburetor manufacturing plant once owned by ACF Industries has dangerous levels of several toxic contaminants, including PCBs and asbestos.

Read more