Doe Run site: Post Office #2

Address for both sites: Highway 49
Glover, MO 65439
County: Iron
Pollutant monitored: Lead (Pb)
Date established for both: March 31, 1992

Coordinates for site at Post Office #2:
* Latitude: 37.48532°
* Longitude: -90.68991°
EPA site number: 29-093-0027

Doe Run site: Big Creek #5

Coordinates for site at Big Creek #5
* Latitude: 37.47211°
* Longitude: -90.68919°
EPA site number.: 29-093-0029

The two sites stand near a now-closed primary lead smelter in Glover. The site at the post office lies north of the old smelter; the site at Big Creek #5, south of the old facility. The smelter hasn't been in operation since 2003; however, the area still experiences sporadic lead emissions from activities to deconstruct the primary smelter.

Since the air monitors are on land inaccessible to the public, EPA classifies them as non-ambient air monitoring stations and does not consider data from them when determining whether the area is in compliance with federal standards for lead.

Lead (Pb) Data*

The primary and secondary ambient air standards for lead have remained at 0.15 micrograms per cubic meter since 2008. EPA bases the standard on the highest rolling three-month average over a period of three years and two months. A monitoring site meets the standard when this rolling three-month average is less than or equal to 0.15 μg/m3.

Preliminary lead data
• Information about 2008 standard and EPA requirements
• Three-month average lead concentrations for the most recent 12 months
• Map of lead monitoring sites

Graph of design values from state-operated sites in new lead belt, beginning in 2004
* The town of Glover is near the Viburnum Trend, an area rich in lead ore and home to several mines operated by Doe Run. The area has become known as the new lead belt of Missouri.

Graph of design values from industry-operated sites in the Glover area, beginning in 2004

Department's webpage about airborne concentrations of lead
• Description, health effects and historical information
• 2008 standard and related documents

Related Links

Missouri map with network of air monitoring sites

Index of air monitoring sites in southeast Missouri

2009 Monitoring Network Plan
• Describes the expansion of the state-operated lead monitoring network prompted by EPA requirements issued in 2008

Real-time views from cameras in Kansas City, St. Louis

Department's webpage about air quality
• Air quality forecasts for St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield during ozone season: March 1 through October 31
• Tips for improving air quality
• Tips for breathing better when air quality is forecasted to be unhealthy for sensitive groups (orange) or unhealthy (red)

AirNow.gov
• Air quality forecasts for U.S. cities
• Air quality information from EPA

National standards for pollutants

EPA Air Sensor Toolbox for Citizen Scientists