Photo: Jennifer SilverbergWarnings outside the Doe Run smelter in Herculaneum.A trial lasting three months wrapped up today in St. Louis Circuit Court with a jury awarding 16 plaintiffs $38.5 million in compensatory damages for lead poisoning they sustained living next to a Herculaneum smelter. M ... More >>
Pollution warnings outside the Herculaneum smelter.Well, so much for my monologue the other day. As ridiculous as it sounds for Missouri to provide tax incentives to a major polluter owned by a billionaire, state legislators went ahead Friday and approved a proposal to provide Doe Run with financ ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergOutside the Doe Run smelter in Herculaneum.The Herculaneum-based lead company, Doe Run, made news twice this week for two wildly different issues. On Tuesday, a trial began in St. Louis Circuit Court in which sixteen families from Herculaneum are suing Doe Run on claims ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergDoe Run smelter in Herculaneum.The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that St. Louis-based Doe Run -- North America's largest lead producer -- has agreed to spend approximately $65 million to correct violations of environmental laws at ten of its lead mining ... More >>
The real Erin BrockovichThe environmental activist made famous by actress Julia Roberts in the 2000 film Erin Brockovich, will be about 70 miles south of St. Louis this week investigating possible lead contamination in the towns of Park Hills and Desloge. As the Park Hills Daily Journal reports, ... More >>
Sludge: Not just for breakfast anymore.The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it has issued an order against Fresh and Clean Restrooms for failure to apply sewage sludge in compliance with Clean Water Act regulations. According to the EPA, the porta-potty company from southeast Mis ... More >>
The report from the Environmental Protection Agency is hardly shocking. Yesterday the agency released test results indicating that as many as one-third of properties situated within a mile of the company's lead smelter in Herculaneum contain lead at levels exceeding 400 parts per million (ppm) -- th ... More >>
Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.
Unreal uncovers the dark side of the drunk-dial, sips some warm beer (blargh), considers buying a (tiny) yacht and checks in on a design intern at the Post-Dispatch.
If you must drop a bomb, drop it here -- not there
There's some heavy mettle at work in Herky
These lawyers could cash in big, but who hired them?
Week of April 24, 2002
For lawyers trying to take a bite of Doe Run, St. Louis is the place to be
Week of March 6, 2002
Doe Run's owner has done this before -- and that has regulators braced for trouble
Week of February 6, 2002
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John Chamis and other residents of lead-contaminated Herculaneum are tired of getting jerked around by regulators and by Doe Run. They're demanding answers -- and results.