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Congressman Clay, EPA Officials to Announce Milestone on July 29 for Carter Carburetor Superfund Site in North St. Louis

Release Date: 07/25/2013
Contact Information: Chris Whitley, 913-551-7394 (office), 816-518-2794 (cell), whitley.christopher@epa.gov

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(Lenexa, Kan., July 25, 2013) - U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, Jr., will join regional and national EPA representatives and other federal, state and local officials in St. Louis, Mo., on Monday, July 29, to announce a significant development related to the cleanup of the Carter Carburetor Superfund Site in North St. Louis.

Representatives from the offices of U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, along with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, members of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, and officials of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis are also expected to attend the announcement event, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club, 2901 North Grand Avenue, in St. Louis.

The Carter Carburetor Site, located adjacent to the Boys & Girls Club, at 2800 to 2840 North Spring Street, is a former gasoline and diesel carburetor manufacturing plant that operated from 1915 until 1984. Investigations have found unacceptable levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), trichloroethylene (TCE), and asbestos at the site.

With ultimate goals of protecting human health, eliminating a hazardous neighborhood eyesore, and making the property available for productive reuse, EPA Region 7 has been engaged in long-term cleanup negotiations with two corporations that have ownership interests in respective portions of the site. Those corporations are Carter Building Incorporated (CBI), which previously owned the main manufacturing building and currently owns the Willco Plastics Building at the site; and ACF Industries, Inc., whose subsidiaries Carter Carburetor Corporation and Carter Automotive Products manufactured carburetors for gasoline- and diesel-powered engines at the site.

WHAT: Major Announcement for the Carter Carburetor Superfund Site

WHEN: 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013

WHERE: Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club, 2901 N. Grand Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63107 (Event will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.)

WHO: U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, Jr.; Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response (OSWER); EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks; representatives from the offices of U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt; St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay; Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, members of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen; and Board Chair Joan Silber and President Flint Fowler of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis.

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