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EPA Holds Public Meeting on Metro East Zinc Site

May 22, 2018 - 8:41 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)  - The EPA continues its long term remediation project on a super fund site in the Metro East.

American Zinc shut down in 1967 -- zinc smelting at the site stopped in 1953, but the EPA is in the midst of a long term site remediation -- crews found high levels of arsenic, lead, zinc and more in soil samples in the 1990s. The 132 acre site along Kingshighway was declared a national priority two years ago. The EPA will be taking more soil samples nearby this summer and fall, they're asking anyone with questions to come to a public meeting updating the situation.

That public meeting happens tonight from 5 to 7:30 at the Fairmont City Community Center on Cookson Road.