Superfund Site:

NEWTON COUNTY MINE TAILINGS
GRANBY, MO

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Elizabeth Kramer
(913) 551-7186

Remedial Project Manager
Elizabeth Hagenmaier
(913) 551-7939

Site Location

Street Address:
ENTIRE TOWN OF
GRANBY, MO 64844

Background

The Newton County Mine Tailings site (Site) is located in the northern half of Newton County, Missouri, and is part of the Tri-State Mining District which encompasses approximately 2,500 square miles of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Mining at the Site was conducted from around 1850 to 1970. After 150 years of mining activities, the presence of chat piles, tailing impoundments, and waste mine rock piles, are common features of the landscape in Newton County. Over the past few decades much of the total volume of surface mine waste has been removed and reused. However, there are still hundreds of acres of mining and milling wastes that remain. ...
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