Lead Pollution Public Restoration Meetings in Viburnum & Herculaneum This Week

(Viburnum/Herculaneum) Federal and state natural resource agencies have released two draft restoration plans and environmental assessments that consider projects to restore natural resources and their supporting habitat lost as a result of exposure to high concentrations of lead released from the various lead and zinc mining, milling, and smelting facilities located in the Viburnum Trend area and in the city of Herculaneum.

This process is distinct from closure and cleanup activities.

The natural resource trustees, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold public information sessions this week.

The first is tonight from 6 until 8 at Viburnum City Hall and the other meeting is Tuesday night from 6 until 8 at Herculaneum City Hall.