Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a consent decree to address environmental violations at Doe Run’s Sweetwater Mine and Mill in Reynolds County.
Here's a map detailing the approximate location of the mine near Ellington, Mo.:
You may remember our story about the St. Louis Zoo successfully breeding an endangered giant salamander. Now the hellbender is being honored in song:
The St. Louis band FIRE DOG is offering its hellbender song as a free download on Sunday in honor of Earth Day.
In the meantime, here are the lyrics:
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.
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