Missouri gets another $3 million for Springfield site
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The state has received another $3 million to help clean up a Springfield industrial site contaminated by chemicals.
Attorney General Chris Koster said Wednesday that the money was part of a settlement from a bankruptcy settlement involving Anadarko Petroleum Corp. It is in addition to about $19 million the state received in February.
The site in north Springfield is polluted with creosote, a byproduct of coal tar that was used to treat railroad ties. Creosote is classified as a possible human carcinogen.
An estimated 900,000 railroad ties were treated every year at the Springfield plant for decades before it closed in 2004.