Superfund Site:

WASHINGTON COUNTY LEAD DISTRICT - POTOSI
Potosi, MO

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Elizabeth Kramer
(913) 551-7186

Remedial Project Manager
DAVID KELLERMAN

Site Location

Street Address:
500 FT EAST OF BELL ST AND VALLEY ROAD, Potosi, MO 63664

Background

The Washington County Lead District – Potosi Site includes soil, groundwater, surface water and sediment contaminated with arsenic, barium, cadmium and lead associated with historical mining practices in southeast Missouri. The Potosi area encompasses about 47 square miles in the northeastern part of Washington County, Missouri. Remnants of mining activities throughout the area include strip mines, mineshafts, mine dumps, tailing areas, tailings ponds and associated dams. There are several large tailings impoundments, associated dams and leachate ponds with elevated levels of lead present at the site. Site investigations and cleanup are ongoing.