BIG RIVER MINE TAILINGS/ST. JOE MINERALS CORP.
Superfund Site Profile
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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