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

Publish Date: 10/30/2020


Final Explanation of Significant Differences

Administrative Record File Available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has issued a Final Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD) to the 2010 Record of Decision to address heavy metals contamination for Operable Units 1 and 2 within the Newton County Mine Tailings National Priorities List (NPL) Superfund Site (site) in Newton County, Missouri. Lead is one of the primary contaminants of concern. Public comments were accepted from July 20, 2020, through Aug. 20, 2020. EPA signed the ESD on Sept. 10, 2020.

For an overview of the Final ESD, ongoing removal and remedial actions, a site update, and information about lead health risks and annual childhood lead-testing recommendations, see EPA Fact Sheets for Missouri sites online.

EPA has assessed the ability of the public to access the Administrative Record File (AR file) and the Final ESD through an internet-based repository and has determined that the local community has this ability. The Final ESD, AR file, and additional site information are available on EPA’s website (click on Site Documents & Data, then on Administrative Records). Documents are also available during normal business hours at the following Information Repository location for this site:

EPA Region 7 Records Center
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa KS 66219

Questions or requests for site information can be sent to:

Elizabeth Kramer
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region 7 (ORA/OPA)
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Phone: 913-551-7186
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425
Elizabeth Hagenmaier
Remedial Project Manager
U.S. EPA Region 7 (SEMD/LMSE)
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Phone: 913-551-7939
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425

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