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Crews work to make flood-damaged items safe for disposal

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EUREKA, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Flood debris cleanup crews from four counties in the St. Louis region have been busy for weeks making flood debris safe in West St. Louis County

Crews spent weeks at an area along Interstate 44 at Lewis Road dealing with flood-damaged items from residents. Some of the items brought to the site include household hazardous waste, major appliances and electronics.  

When items were brought to the area they are handled in various ways. For example, a refrigerator with Freon inside will have the chemical extracted before it was hauled away to a scrap-metal dealer. The goal of the item disposal is to make sure it is done in an environmentally safe manner.

Discarded electronics are being packed up for an organization that will sell off the parts to benefits veterans’ programs. 

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