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Fact Sheet

June 2009

EPA Hosts Public Availability Session Regarding Establishment of Soil Repository, Leadwood Mine Tailings Superfund Site, Leadwood, Missouri


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 will host a Public Availability Session to share information about the establishment of a 53-acre soil repository on property owned by Doe Run Corporation in Leadwood, Mo. The repository will be used for the placement of lead-contaminated residential soils that come from Southwest Jefferson County, as agreed upon by EPA and Doe Run.

The accepted residential soils will be treated (in accordance with the Land Disposal Restriction requirements) to prevent leaching of contaminated materials. EPA will haul these soils to the Leadwood Repository using the north entrance off Highway 8 and will follow all local transport ordinances. Some of the benefits derived from the creation of this repository include:

After residential soil hauling is completed, the 53-acre area will be graded and covered with soil less than or equal to 660 parts per million of lead. This concentration level is consistent with the Missouri Risk-Based Corrective Action (MRBCA) guidance document Tier 1 target levels for non-residential land use.


Thursday, June 25, 2009
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Presentation starts promptly @ 6:30 p.m.)
Central High School
116 Rebel Drive
Park Hills, Missouri


The property addressed above is a part of the Leadwood Mine Tailings Superfund Site, which is one of six major mine waste areas located in a region known as the Old Lead Belt. Historical mining activities were conducted in this region for the greater part of 70 years, leaving behind tailings and chat containing elevated levels of lead and zinc that pose a threat to human health and the environment.


The administrative record and site-related documents for the St. Francois County Superfund sites are available for review at the following locations:

St. Francois County Health Department
1025 West Main Street
Park Hills, Missouri

EPA Region 7 Records Center
901 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas

Questions and comments can be submitted to:

Debbie Kring
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA - Region 7
Office of Public Affairs
901 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas  66101
(913) 551-7725 or
Toll Free @ 1-800-223-0425
E-mail: kring.debbie@epa.gov


Jason Gunter
Project Manager
U.S. EPA - Region 7
Superfund Division
901 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas  66101
(913) 551-7358
Toll Free @ 1-800-223-0425
E-mail: gunter.jason@epa.gov

EPA Region 7 is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the public meeting, please notify the EPA Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator, Sharon Nible at (1-800-223-0425), or by e-mail @ nible.sharon@epa.gov at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. Speech or hearing impaired individuals should e-mail or call using the local relay service.

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