Missouri gets another $3 million for Springfield site

5 years 5 months 3 days ago Thursday, April 23 2015 Apr 23, 2015 Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:48:07 AM CDT April 23, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

 

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