The US Environmental Protection Agency held a community meeting in Hartford, Illinois, on Wednesday, to inform residents about the ongoing cleanup of the former Chemetco copper smelter.
This is the second of three open houses being held this year. Another will be held in December.
A small but vocal group of protesters gathered outside Ameren Missouri's headquarters in St. Louis today to voice their opposition to the company's plans to build several new coal ash landfills.
Some Mississippi River tugboats will be getting an upgrade thanks to a federal grant aimed at reducing air pollution.
The more than $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will go toward new, cleaner-burning diesel engines for the tugboats.
One of those boats was on view this morning at JB Marine Service, Inc., the barge cleaning and repair company that received the EPA grant.
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $400,000 in grants to the St. Louis Development Corporation. The funds will be used to assess and plan for cleaning up hazardous substances.
EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks says the Agency has a long history of working with the SLDC to clean up contaminated properties, also known as brownfields.
The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public meeting tonight in East St. Louis.
The agency will to explain its proposed plan to clean up the North Alcoa site. The property is bounded on the north by Lake Drive, on the east by the Alton and Southern railroad, on the south by Missouri Avenue and on the west by 29th Street.
EPA's remedial project manager for the 400-acre site, Dion Novak, says the area is contaminated with waste products produced over 100 years ago by a former alumina refinery.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new tool that allows the public to access information about pollutants that are released into local waterways.
The Discharge Monitoring Report Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and lets users search for and map water pollution.
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.
A new report released today by the advocacy group Environment Missouri ranks St. Louis as the 10th smoggiest metropolitan area in the country.
A new study shows that despite decades of effort to reduce nitrate pollution in the Mississippi River Basin, concentrations remain as high today as they were in the 1980s.
The U.S. Geological Survey conducted the study, which looked at nitrate levels at eight sites on the Mississippi, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio rivers.
USGS hydrologist and study lead Lori Sprague said the next step will be to figure out where the pollution is coming from.
The Saint Louis University School of Public Health is launching a study to look at the effects of urban air pollution on pregnant women in China.
SLU epidemiologist Zhengmin Qian says the research will track the pregnancies of 100,000 women in Wuhan, a city of nine million people in central China.
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