Superfund Site:

MADISON COUNTY MINES
FREDERICKTOWN, MO

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Elizabeth Kramer
(913) 551-7186

Remedial Project Manager
Kurt Limesand
(913) 551-7184

Site Location

Street Address:
401 N MINE LAMOTTE ST
FREDERICKTOWN, MO 63645

Background

The Madison County Mines Site includes all of Madison County and the portion of the historical “Mine LaMotte Tract” that extends northward into southern St. Francois County, Missouri. Mining operations beginning in the early 1700s and ending in the mid-1900s resulted in 13 major tailings and chat deposit areas from mineral processing operations. Erosion of the tailings resulted in heavy metals contamination—primarily lead—of soils, sediments, surface water and groundwater. Contaminated soil, tailings and chat was transported to residential properties for use as foundation bases, driveway aggregate, and for use as fill and topsoil. Seven Operable Units (OUs) are designated for ...
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