EPA Calls Clean-Up Plan 'Inadequate'

1 decade 7 months 3 weeks ago April 12, 2006 Apr 12, 2006 Wednesday, April 12 2006 Wednesday, April 12, 2006 5:50:04 PM CDT in News
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The decision formalizes a proposal the Environmental Protection Agency announced in December, and which the public commented on. The proposal said Missouri's plan for reaching and maintaining national air quality standards for lead in Herculaneum was "substantially inadequate." Under the current state plan, Doe Run did meet the federal air quality standard for lead emissions for most of 2002 and all of 2003 and 2004. But it slipped the first three quarters of 2005. Missouri would have one year to correct deficiencies in its state plan and another year to get Herculaneum to attain the national air quality standard for lead.

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