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Solutia, J.F. Queeny Site, St. Louis, Missouri - Fact Sheet, February 2018

Public Comment Period for Proposed Final Corrective Measures 


EPA Region 7 invites the public to review and comment on the Proposed Final Corrective Measures for the former Solutia, J.F. Queeny facility, 1700 South Second Street, St. Louis, MO 63104, which is located south of downtown St. Louis, along the Mississippi River. The 30-day public comment period runs from Feb. 2, 2018, through March 4, 2018.


From 1901 until 2006, the Queeny Plant manufactured over 200 products using over 800 raw materials. The facility produced a wide variety of chemical products from artificial sweeteners to hydraulic fluids.

The purpose of EPA’s Statement of Basis is to summarize the risk posed by hazardous constituents at the site and the proposed final corrective measures to address the risk.


The property is contaminated with volatile organic constituents (VOCs) in soil and groundwater, and a number of other constituents in soil including semi-volatile organic constituents (SVOCs), polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), metals, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).


Groundwater monitoring and land-use restrictions are proposed for the Queeny site, due to the potential for VOC contaminants to migrate into the indoor air of current and future buildings at and near the site.  The land-use restrictions will also include provisions for managing any soil excavated at the site in a manner that is protective of human health and the environment.


The public is encouraged to review EPA’s Statement of Basis and investigation reports regarding the Queeny site, and the comment on the proposed final remedy.  These documents are contained in the Administrative Record, and are available at the following locations during normal business hours:

St. Louis Public Library, Barr Branch
1701 South Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104
EPA Region 7 Records Center
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Guidelines for Commenting:
  • Explain your views.
  • Tell us if you support or disagree with the recommendation. Please be specific.
  • Provide alternatives if you disagree.

A formal public hearing has not been scheduled, but will be held if there is sufficient public interest. Requests for a public hearing must be made in writing to the EPA contact at the address listed below, and must state the nature of issues to be raised at the hearing. EPA will evaluate any request and hold a formal hearing if it finds that a hearing will contribute to the decision-making process by clarifying significant issues affecting the cleanup remedy. Comments or requests should be submitted by March 4, 2018.

EPA will make the remedy final only after the public comment period ends and all comments are reviewed. EPA may modify the proposed remedy or choose another one, based on any new information and comments from the public.


If you have questions or want to receive a copy of the Administrative Record or further information, please contact:

Tamara Freeman
Community Engagement Specialist
U.S. EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425