Removal Work Begins at St. Louis Superfund Site

EPA reports that structures and grounds at the site became contaminated with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls, trichloroethylene, and asbestos over decades of use as a manufacturing plant for automotive equipment.

Demolition and removal work are set to begin Aug. 24 at the Carter Carburetor Superfund Site in north St. Louis, Mo., EPA's Region 7 announced. The CBI Building, a four-story structure at 2840 N. Spring Ave., and the adjacent two-story WILLCO Building will be torn down and removed by contractors and subcontractors hired by ACF Industries, Inc., one of the site's potentially responsible parties.

EPA reports that structures and grounds at the site became contaminated with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls, trichloroethylene, and asbestos over decades of use as a manufacturing plant for automotive equipment.

Region 7 has approved the work plans and health and safety plans for the demolition and removal work, which is projected to be finished around April 2016, weather permitting; the plans are designed to minimize dust, protecting workers, residents, and visitors in surrounding neighborhoods. Cleanup work at the site is likely to last into late 2017.

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