EUREKA, Mo. -- Soil samples show no significant health risks for visitors or workers at an eastern Missouri state park.
The park was established in 1999 on the former site of a Times Beach, a
St. Louis County town shut down due to dioxin contamination, according
to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency. The contamination
was the result of material sprayed on streets to keep dust down.
The EPA released its report this week on the soil sampling it conducted
on Route 66 State Park in Eureka at the request of the Missouri
Department of Natural Resources. The sampling used new technology that
tests for trace amounts of dioxin.
The EPA report released Monday found "very low" levels of dioxin at the
state park, "showing that the past remedial actions on site were
effective in meeting the cleanup goals," according to the report.
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