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The eastern Missouri Ozarks are home to some of the world's largest lead-ore bodies. Lead mining has been ongoing since the French settled in the 1700's, and has left a legacy of contamination. Mining and milling of lead and other heavy metals have contaminated thousands of acres of remote rural Missouri as well of the lands adjacent to the lead smelters in Herculaneum, Buick and Glover. Over the years the many and varied mining companies in Missouri have been consolidated into one large company known as the Doe Run Company. Doe Run is headquartered in St.
The February 6,2013 edition of the QUAD COUNTY STAR, published in Viburnum, MO, 65566, carried a front page article entitled "The Doe Run Company to Modify its Glover Facility for Future Business Opportunities". The story is apparently reprinted from a January 31, 2013 article written by Andrea Mullett.
The article states that the facility will undergo changes as the company prepares the primary lead smelter site for new uses. Doe Run will begin decommissioning idle parts of the Glover, MO, smelter beginning mid-February, in order to prepare the property for new operations.
Jury awards $320 million in punitive damages in Herculaneum smelter case
ST. LOUIS • Sixteen plaintiffs were awarded $320 million in punitive damages Friday in a case against the former owners of a Herculaneum lead smelter accused of negligently causing lead poisoning in the former residents.
That comes on top of $38.5 million in damages awarded the day before for health problems and lost lifetime earnings.
This proposed listing was the result of a petition and lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity. The hellbender has languished on the state and federal proposed lists since the late 1990's but no action has been taken because of a lack of funding from Congress and administations going back through the Clinton Admiistration. The only way to get FWS to get off of their duffs is to sue them. Charles
In the event you Missouri fisherpersons out there have not read the 2008 "Missouri Fishing Regulations", it might be wise to do so, in particular if you partake of any of your catch.
These regulations read, in part, "Because all fish have various levels of mercury, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends sensitive populations consume no more than one meal per week when no other advisory is present."
Sensitive populations are in essence, any female of childbearing age, whether pregnant or not, and children under age 13.
Childhood lead exposure linked to adult crime
By Greg Toppo
May 28, 2008
Background: Multi-billionaire, Ira Leon Rennert, owner of the Doe Run Compamy (USA) and Doe Run Peru and a myraid of other pollution sources including US Magnesium and the Hummer Corp has built the largest house in America in Sagaponnack, Long Island. A 100 car garage, 44 bathrooms with gold fixtures, several bowling allies, a movie theatre and 67 acres of formal English gardens cost Rennert a whopping $150 million. Meanwhile his polluting businesses make him the largest private polluter in North America. His Doe Run Peru smelter makes the town of La Oroya at 11,000 feet in the Andes, the most poisoned urban center in the Western Hemisphere! Most citizens there, including 18,000 children are poisoned with lead and other heavy metals. While refusing to meet with religeous leaders from Peru about his toxic heavy metal smelter, he revels in monetary displays like these apartment houses for his daughters or recently renting Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York for a private gala. A recent endowment to New York University totalled $3 million.
The Tale of Doe Run
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