Yesterday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a Public Availability Session and Public Meeting for the Big River Mine Tailings/St. Joe Minerals Corp. Superfund Site in St. Francois County (Missouri). Another meeting is due to take place later this week on 16 August. Historical mining activities in the county released hazardous heavy metals, including lead, cadmium, and zinc, which contaminated soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater.
On 13 August, the EPA hosted a Public Availability Session at the Bismarck Community Building in Missouri which was intended to provide a site update and discuss the cleanup of lead-contaminated soil in residential yards for Operable Unit (OU1) in St. Francois County. EPA representatives were available to discuss the site and answer questions.
EPA will also host a Public Meeting to solicit input on the Proposed plan for Early Interim Remedial Action to address lead contamination in stream sediment in the Big River, and in floodplain soil within the Big River watershed, Operable Unit 2 (OU2) in St. Francois County. Public comments on the Proposed Plan will be accepted through Tuesday 28 August 2018.
The meeting will be held:
Date: Thursday 16 August 2018
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mineral Area College, North College Building, 112 Dixie Kohn Drive, Park Hills, Missouri. (The North College Building is located on the north side of the college campus. A circle drive is in front of the building. Look for EPA event signs.)
The Proposed Plan and Administrative Record file are available at www.epa.gov/superfund/bigrivermine.
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/finance-business/14082018/epa-releases-meeting-details-for-st-joe-minerals-corp-superfund-site/