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Public Notice: Viburnum Trend Lead Haul Roads Superfund Site – Operable Unit 2, Viburnum, Iron County, Missouri

Publish Date: 03/18/2020


Administrative Record File Available

Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis for Non-Time-Critical Removal Action

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 is soliciting public input on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for the Viburnum Trend Lead Haul Roads Superfund Site, Operable Unit 2 (OU2), also known as the St. Joe Minerals Corp. – City of Viburnum Site (Viburnum OU2), to determine if and what kind of removal action should be taken. The Viburnum OU2 Site includes the city of Viburnum and nearby areas.

To protect human health and the environment, EPA is evaluating alternatives for a potential removal action to address lead contamination in residential yards and child high-use areas. Lead is the main contaminant of concern at this site, which was likely distributed throughout the city during decades of mining, milling, and transporting of ores and concentrates. Lead is a toxic metal that is harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Lead is classified by EPA as a probable human carcinogen and is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to young children.

Public comments on the EE/CA will be accepted from March 18, 2020, through April 17, 2020. On March 18, the EE/CA and the Administrative Record file (AR file) for this site will be published and available online for anyone with an internet connection. Upon timely request, the comment period can be extended by an additional 15 days. Please visit EPA’s website (see Site Documents & Data).

EPA has compiled the AR file for public inspection. This is the official site file that contains technical documents with respect to response actions at this site. EPA has assessed the ability of the public to access the AR file through an internet-based Information Repository and has determined that the local community has this ability. The AR file and EE/CA are also available during normal business hours at:

EPA Region 7 Records Center
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219

Fact Sheets with more information about lead health risks and annual, childhood lead-testing recommendations are available online. Copies of the Fact Sheets will also be available at the Viburnum City Hall, Ozark Regional Library, or mailed upon request. Additional site information is available online.

Written comments, questions about the EE/CA, and requests for information can be directed to:

Elizabeth Kramer
Community Involvement Coordinator
Office of Public Affairs
U.S. EPA Region 7 (ORA/OPA)
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Phone: 913-551-7186
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425
NOTE: EPA has established a voicemail box for accepting oral comments that can be reached at 913-551-8755.

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