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EPA to Host Oct. 4 Public Meeting to Present Report on Cleanup Options for Carter Carburetor Superfund Site in St. Louis, Mo.

Release Date: 09/27/2010
Contact Information: Jan Lambert, 913-551-7768, lambert.janette@epa.gov


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 27, 2010) - EPA Region 7 will host a public meeting on October 4 in St. Louis to present a report on options for cleaning up the Carter Carburetor Superfund Site. EPA has reviewed, and recently approved, an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for the site, a large industrial property at 2800 to 2840 North Spring Street, in north St. Louis.

The Carter Carburetor Site is a former gasoline and diesel carburetor manufacturing plant, which operated from the 1930s until it closed in 1984. Investigations have found unacceptable levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), trichloroethylene (TCE) and asbestos at the site.

In 1997, ACF Industries, Inc., a former owner of the property, conducted a time-critical removal action to address areas of the site where contamination was most severe. As part of that action, ACF demolished and disposed of three buildings where PCBs were used in manufacturing. Since then, under orders from EPA, the company has prepared the EE/CA report, which identified and evaluated cleanup options for the site, based on three primary criteria: effectiveness, implementability, and cost. EPA has completed its review of the report, and is now recommending a series of preferred cleanup alternatives to the public for comment.

Before the final response action is selected by EPA, the Agency is holding a 30-day public comment period for citizens and interested parties to provide input and raise concerns about the EE/CA report and its findings. The public comment period opened on September 27, 2010, and will close on October 27, 2010. Discussion of the EE/CA report’s findings and recommendations will occur at next week’s meeting:

WHAT: Public Meeting to Present Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis Report for Carter Carburetor Superfund Site, St. Louis, Mo.

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2010

WHERE: Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club of America, 2901 N. Grand Boulevard, St Louis, Mo. 63107

Copies of the EE/CA report are available now at the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club of America, and at the St. Louis Public Library’s Divoll Branch, 4234 N. Grand Boulevard.

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