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Old carburetor plant coming down in St. Louis

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Demolition of the Carter Carburetor plant in north St. Louis began Monday morning Demolition of the Carter Carburetor plant in north St. Louis began Monday morning

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Demolition at the dilapidated and toxic Carter Carburetor plant in north St. Louis is finally beginning, under the watchful eye of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Contractors on Monday were starting the process of taking down the massive brick plant that was once produced carburetors for millions of American cars. It has sat vacant for years, with toxic waste bleeding down to bedrock, making it one of the most contaminated industrial environmental Superfund sites in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that by this time next year, the nearly half-million-square-foot factory site will be a 10-acre vacant lot. EPA spokesman David Bryan says what happens after that is the source of ongoing discussions.

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