Some Mo. Water Systems Fail Lead TestingAssociated Press report on EPA drinking water standards found 14 small suppliers with violations
STL Water Department Assures Public of Low Lead LevelsCity Water Commissioner Curt Skouby says the city has no lead pipes, but there are some lead connecting pipes between the water main and some older homes.
EPA Warns of Lead Exposure Repairing Homes After FloodingThe agency also urges those working on construction surfaces that may contain lead-based paint.
End Of An Era As Smelter Closes In Missouri TownFor more than two centuries, the Mississippi River town of Herculaneum has been tied inseparably to lead. The heavy, dull-gray metal has long been mined in southern Missouri.
High Lead Levels Found in SE Missouri SongbirdsA study by the U.S. Geological Survey is raising concerns after toxic levels of lead were found in songbirds in mining areas of Missouri.
St. Louis Painting Business To Pay $23K Fine For Lead PaintLead paint was banned in the U.S. in 1978, but can be found in some older homes.
Joplin Gets $2.4M To Deal With Soil ProblemsThe money will help Joplin test and cleanup soil that was contaminated with lead and cadmium during the EF-5 tornado that ripped through it.
KC Issues Warning About Lead-Contaminated PaprikaThe contaminated spices have been traced to an in-state distributor that stopped its sales.
Joplin Gest $500K for Post-Tornado Lead ProblemsJoplin city officials have estimated there could be up to 1,500 lead-contaminated residential properties in the section of the city affected by the tornado.
Wash. U. Settles Federal Lawsuit Over Lead-Based PaintWill pay out $25,000 to replace old windows in married student housing units.
Doe Run, DNR to Clean Up St. Joe State ParkWork could take 18 months.

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