Monday, November 26, 2012

No Health Risk Found in Times Beach, Missouri Soil
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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