EPA Superfund Program: ORONOGO-DUENWEG MINING BELT, JOPLIN, MO

Superfund Site Profile

The Oronogo-Duenweg Mining Belt Site covers about 20 square miles near Joplin, Missouri. Former mining and smelting operations contaminated soil and groundwater with lead, zinc and cadmium. Over 10 million tons of surface mining wastes contaminated about 7,000 acres of the site. Cleanup activities and monitoring are ongoing.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No