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Times Beach Site

By Environmental Protection Agency

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Book Id: WPLBN0000018966
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Times Beach Site  
Author: Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collections: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency


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Agency, E. P. (n.d.). Times Beach Site. Retrieved from

Excerpt: The 1-square mile Times Beach site is located 20 miles southwest of St. Louis. The site is a formerly incorporated city whose road system was sprayed with waste oil for dust control in the early 1970s. The oil later was found to be contaminated with dioxin during an investigation by the EPA in 1982. During the same period, the nearby Meramec River flooded the city, and residents were forced to evacuate their homes. Subsequently, the Centers for Disease Control recommended that the residents who had been evacuated, as well as those who had returned following the 1982 flood, be permanently relocated. The EPA transferred funds to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the permanent relocation of residents and businesses in 1983. By the end of 1986, all residents were relocated permanently. Upon completion of the permanent relocation, title to the site was conveyed to the State of Missouri. In 1997, cleanup of the site had been completed. The site was restored to a State Park that opened in 1999. Most of the site lies within the 25-year flood plain of the Meramec River. The population within a 1/2-mile radius of the site is approximately 2,000 and includes the community of Crescent and a portion of Eureka. The site is located in a mixed-use residential and agricultural area.

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