EPA orders changes to Mo. lead cleanup - KMOV.com

EPA orders changes to Mo. lead cleanup

St. LOUIS (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered The Doe Run Co. to change the way it's cleaning up mine tailings in the eastern Missouri town of Leadwood.

The EPA is overseeing the remediation work in the heart of Missouri's Lead Belt. The federal agency announced the order Friday, saying it was prompted by residents' concerns.

The new conditions address the use of treated sewage to clean up the site, hauling of materials, and public trespassing. The order also sets new deadlines and requires stronger oversight and accountability.

EPA says Doe Run may not apply treated sewage at the site without agency approval.

Doe Run says it's committed to continuous improvement, and helping the community.

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