Media Advisory: Sources of Lead Contamination at or Near Superfund Sites – Public Meeting Jan. 18-19


A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee examining various sources contributing to environmental lead concentrations in areas near or at Superfund sites, will hold its second committee meeting on Jan. 18-19 in Park Hills, Mo. The study is considering whether sources such as naturally occurring lead, lead-based paint, and the consumer use of products that contain lead are significant contributors to environmental contamination problems identified through the Superfund site assessment process.


The meeting will begin with a tour of the Southeast Missouri Lead Mining District followed by presentations on geology, mining and lead contamination from invited experts. The committee will also hear from interested members of the public.



The tour of Southeast Missouri Lead Mining District will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST, and is open to the public.  The presentations will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Mineral Area College, North College Room, 112 Dixie Kohn Drive, Park Hills, Mo 63601. Members of the public are responsible for their own transportation between sites.


An agenda for the meeting is available online.  Reporters who cannot attend the meeting in-person may join the event via Webex here; registration is required. Reporters with further inquiries should contact the Academies’ Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or email