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End Of An Era As Smelter Closes In Missouri Town

For 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.

12/25/2013

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High Lead Levels Found in SE Missouri Songbirds

A study by the U.S. Geological Survey is raising concerns after toxic levels of lead were found in songbirds in mining areas of Missouri.

06/25/2013

St. Louis Painting Business To Pay $23K Fine For Lead Paint

Lead paint was banned in the U.S. in 1978, but can be found in some older homes.

03/13/2013

Joplin, Missouri Marks One Year Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado

Joplin Gets $2.4M To Deal With Soil Problems

The money will help Joplin test and cleanup soil that was contaminated with lead and cadmium during the EF-5 tornado that ripped through it.

10/04/2012

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KC Issues Warning About Lead-Contaminated Paprika

The contaminated spices have been traced to an in-state distributor that stopped its sales.

08/14/2012

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Joplin Gest $500K for Post-Tornado Lead Problems

Joplin 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.

12/16/2011

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Wash. U. Settles Federal Lawsuit Over Lead-Based Paint

Will pay out $25,000 to replace old windows in married student housing units.

08/31/2011

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Doe Run, DNR to Clean Up St. Joe State Park

Work could take 18 months.

03/25/2011