Herculaneum

Doe Run lead smelter. Photo: KMOX

Court Throws Out $240M Award from Smelter Lawsuit

A state appeals court has thrown out $240 million in punitive damages awarded to 16 eastern Missouri residents who sued over health problems from the Herculaneum lead smelter.

06/18/2014

The Doe Run Company produces high purity lead metal and alloys including 1-ton lead blocks, 100-pound lead ingots and 60-pound ingots, also known as pigs. Photo: doerun.com

Republican Senator Seeks Lead Processing Bill In Mo.

A Missouri Republican Senator is sponsoring a bill to develop a lead industry task force to clean up old sites and in efforts to have cleaner processing methods.

03/24/2014

Doe Run lead smelter. Photo: KMOX

3 Workers Burned at Doe Run Plant

The accident happened about 6:40 a.m. Tuesday in Herculaneum. Names of the workers were not released.

06/11/2013

Doe Run lead smelter. Photo: KMOX

Herculaneum Lead Plant Will Close Next Year

The nation’s biggest lead producer says it’s now abandoning plans to build a new plant in the eastern Missouri town of Herculaneum

06/29/2012

Doe Run lead smelter. Photo: KMOX

UPDATED: Two-Alarm Fire at Doe Run Plant

Electric transformer exploded around 4:30am, employees were evacuated.

03/20/2012

Doe Run smelter in Herculaneum, Mo. Photo: KMOX

Punitive Damages Total $320 Million in Smelter Case

Jury hearing Herculaneum, Mo. case awarded plaintiffs $38.5 million in compensatory damages on Thursday.

07/29/2011

Doe Run smelter in Herculaneum, Mo. Photo: KMOX

Doe Run Plans New Smelter

The plant would use new technology that Doe Run says would significantly reduce emissions.

05/17/2011

A 21-year-old suspect is being questioned in the death of a man whose body was found along a highway in eastern Missouri.

Suspect Questioned for Death of Man Found Dead in Car

A 21-year-old suspect is being questioned in the death of a man whose body was found along a highway in eastern Missouri.

01/18/2011

Herculaneum man killed in parking lot crash

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A man is dead following an accident on the parking lot of Carpenter’s Hall in west St. Louis.

12/05/2010

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