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Public Notice: Newton County Mine Tailings National Priorities List (NPL) Superfund Site, Newton County, Missouri

Publish Date: 12/09/2020


Site Update – Lead Cleanup

EPA has awarded a contract to begin remediation (cleanup) activities in the Spring City/Spurgeon area of Newton County, Missouri. Residents that previously provided EPA with permission to clean up their property will be contacted individually. The area has been affected by historic lead and zinc mining and milling wastes, and is part of the Tri-State Mining District.

To arrange for free testing of your property and/or private drinking water well, or for questions about the lead cleanup, contact EPA:

Pamela Houston
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region 7 (ORA/OPA)
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Phone: 913-551-7699
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425

For more information about this cleanup, preventing lead exposure risks, and annual childhood lead-testing recommendations, see EPA Fact Sheets and site information.

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