Missouri, Hazardous Waste Sites and Your Home

According to a recent publication from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, facilities or businesses in Missouri that actively treat, store (for more than 90 days) or dispose of hazardous waste must get a hazardous waste permit, which lists how and what kinds of hazardous waste the facility can manage.  It also lists the facility’s operating conditions and closure, corrective action and financial assurance requirements.

It could be important to you to research the information contained in these permits to see how close to where you presently live, or are planning to relocate, any of these facilities are located and whether or not they have modified their original permit conditions.

Permit modifications are labeled as Class 1, 2 or 3, depending on how much they change the original permit conditions.

The Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review its list of all approved hazardous waste permit modifications for calendar year 2011.  The permit modifications list is online at dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/permits/publications.htm .

For more information or a hardcopy of the list, contact the department’s Hazardous Waste Program at 800-361-4827.  Hearing and speech impaired individuals may reach the department through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

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