Superfund Site:

KEM-PEST LABORATORIES
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Elizabeth Kramer
(913) 551-7186

Remedial Project Manager
Amer Safadi
(913) 551-7825

Site Location

Street Address:
E OF ST HWY 177, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO 63701

Background

Kem-Pest Labs operated a pesticide formulation plant, covering  an area of approximately six acres at Missouri Highway 177 near Cape Girardeau, Missouri, from 1965 to 1977. Wastes from the pesticide operations were disposed in a lagoon at the site. Pesticides, including chlordane, aldrin, endrin and heptachlor, were disposed in the lagoon. An EPA inspection in 1983 revealed that the lagoon cover was eroding and that no vegetation existed on the clay cap. Pesticides were detected in surface soils near the lagoon and in drainage paths leading off-site. In 1984, EPA detected various pesticides in on-site groundwater monitoring wells. EPA’s site response actions were divided into two ...
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