2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 18 Mar 2005 21:40:47 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Atlast Powder site (MO)
Door open to develop Atlas land
Permits outline cleanup operation at part of site

By Wally Kennedy
Joplin Globe (MO)
March 18, 2005

Nearly 1,200 acres at the former site of Atlas Powder Co. east of Joplin
could soon become available for development. 

The land served as a buffer for the explosives manufacturing plant,
which operated for the better part of 100 years. The plant produced
dynamite for use in the Tri-State Mining District and other explosive
materials, such as ammonium nitrate. 

The land was off limits to development until recently. The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, the Missouri Department of Natural
Resources and Expert Management Inc. have reached an agreement that
separates areas of chemical contamination at the plant from the buffer. 

Three permits were issued March 3 that will let EMI clean up the
contamination that has been isolated to 556.5 acres at the site. The
remaining 1,186.5 acres are now free for development. 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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