Superfund Site:

BIG RIVER MINE TAILINGS/ST. JOE MINERALS CORP.
DESLOGE, MO

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Elizabeth Kramer
(913) 551-7186

Remedial Project Manager
Jason Gunter
(913) 551-7358

Site Location

Street Address:
SECTION 25 26 35 & 36 T37N R4E, DESLOGE, MO 63601

Background

The Big River Mine Tailings/St. Joe Minerals Corp. Site is located in a former mining region known as the "Old Lead Belt,” which is 70 miles south of St. Louis.  This site is composed of eight large areas of mine waste in this rural region, approximately 110 square miles in size.  The areas included are the Bonne Terre Mine Tailings Site, the Leadwood Mine Tailings Site, the Elvins Mine Tailings Site (also known as Rivermines), the Federal  Tailings Pile Site, the Desloge Mine Tailings Site (also known as Big River), the Doe Run Mine Tailings Site, the ...
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