A map from the Environmental Protection Agency showing the location of the Southwest Jefferson County Mining site. An investigation by the EPA is looking into lead contamination resulting from mining at the site long ago.
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to test 256 Jefferson County residential properties amid concerns that lead in the Big River is contaminating soil.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that testing is expected to be completed by midsummer. Recent studies and samples indicated widespread lead contamination in the flood plain that extends from Leadwood in St. Francois County to the confluence with the Meramec River near Eureka.
Eads Bridge connecting St. Louis and East St. Louis over the Mississippi River. A new tool from the Environmental Protection Agency allows the public to access information about pollutants released into local waterways.
A map showing the numbers and locations of Missouri greenhouse gas emitters included in the new EPA data set. You can interact with the map and find more specific data by location and facility via the link in the story below.
The data set shows 2010 emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases from more than 6,700 of the largest sources in the U.S., including large industrial facilities and suppliers of certain fossil fuels and industrial gases.