EPA Hosts Public Meeting to Announce Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis for the Viburnum Trend Haul Roads Site, Viburnum, Reynolds County, Missouri
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 invites the public to a meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Fire Department Training Building, #80 Highway 49 South, Viburnum, Missouri. The purpose of the meeting is to present information on EPA’s recommended alternatives to clean up the Viburnum Trend Haul Roads Superfund Site (VTHR). The cleanup options are included in an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) Report.
A 30-day public comment period will begin on March 7, 2012 and run through April 7, 2012. Comments may be submitted by mail, email or telephone by close of business April 7, 2012.
The Viburnum Trend Haul Roads Site is located in southeastern Missouri within Reynolds, Iron, and Dent counties, approximately 90 miles southwest of St. Louis. It consists of residential properties and child high-use areas that are adjacent to or in the vicinity of the Haul Road segments. The Site includes 22 segments of Missouri State Routes 21, 32, 49, and 72; AC, B, J, KK, N., O, Y, and TT.
EPA PUBLIC MEETING
Viburnum Trend Haul Roads Superfund Site
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fire Department Training Building
#80 Highway 49 South
The 30-day Public Comment Period on the EE/CA is March 7, 2012 – April 7, 2012. Comments may be submitted by mail, email or telephone by close of business April 7, 2012 to:
Belinda Young, Community Involvement Coordinator, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. EPA Region 7, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101; phone: 913-551-7463, toll-free: 800-223-0425, email: email@example.com
EPA RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVES FOR CLEANUP
EPA’s recommended alternatives for addressing contamination at the Viburnum Site are as follows:
Alternative 1 – No Action. No additional protective measures would be taken for the no action option.
Alternative 2 – Soil Removal. This alternative considers the removal of surface soils in yards with total lead concentrations greater than 400 parts per million (ppm) and backfilling with clean material.
TIME CRITICAL REMOVAL
EPA and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources conducted sampling investigations at residential properties along lead-concentrated trucking routes from 2001 to 2003. Some properties with lead concentrations above 1,200 parts per million (ppm) were identified during these investigations. Contamination at this level is prioritized by EPA as time critical for cleanup.
In 2005, EPA reached agreement with five mining companies to continue sampling; dig up and replace soil at properties where lead concentrations exceeded 1,200 ppm; provide vacuums with special filters to each home where soil-lead concentrations exceeded 1,200 ppm; and clean home interiors at residences where soil had been removed.
In 2007, EPA reached another agreement with the five mining companies to address residential properties where lead concentrations between 400 ppm and 1,199 ppm had been identified through ongoing sampling activities. The EE/CA Report recommends the best alternative for addressing lead contamination at these properties.
EPA has reviewed and approved the EE/CA for the Site and is sharing the EE/CA with the community for review and comment.
ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDEPA has established an Administrative Record for the VTHR Site and encourages the community to review the Record. Information on EPA’s alternatives for cleaning up the VTHR Site is included in the EE/CA, which is in the Administrative Record. The Administrative Record is available for public review during normal business hours at the following locations:
Ozark Regional Library
402 N. Main Street
Ironton, Missouri 63650
Contact: Connie Reed
Ozark Regional Library Branch
#1 Missouri Avenue
Viburnum, Missouri 65566
Contact: Kathy Snider
EPA Region 7
901 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact: Belinda Young, Community Involvement Coordinator, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. EPA Region 7, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101; phone: 913-551-7463, toll-free: 800-223-0425, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EPA Region 7 is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Jonathan Cooper at 800-223-0425 or by email at email@example.com at least a week in advance of the meeting. Speech or hearing impaired individuals should email or call using the local relay service.