Last updated Oct. 10, 2017

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has received valuable information from the public; including former employees. Let us know if you have additional information that can help the department protect human health. You may provide your comments and information online. Also, if you have a private drinking water well and live within city limits, please notify us. All of this information will assist the department with our investigations.

The department hosted a public meeting for the community of Camdenton to provide an update regarding the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination. The department gathered information about potentially forming an Advisory Team, which would create a public forum for community members to present and discuss their needs and concerns related to the Camdenton sites. The meeting was held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at the The Exchange, 57 Court Circle, Camdenton.

The department has received the addendum to the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study from the city of Camdenton's contractor, Golder Associates. The Remedial Investigation Addendum (RIA) may be viewed on the Mulberry Well/Hulett Lagoon webpage. The RIA provides supporting data to develop alternative remedial (cleanup) actions for the TCE contamination in the Mulberry Well. These cleanup actions will be presented to the state in a Feasibility Study Addendum (FSA), which is due 60 days from the city’s receipt of the department’s letter of approval of the RIA. Based on the alternatives presented in the original Feasibility Study (2004) and the FSA, a cleanup action will be chosen.

The department's goal is to protect the health of the citizens of Camdenton and the environment from threats posed by hazardous waste. The department is initiating two new Superfund investigations in response to citizen reports that TCE may have been released into the environment at locations other than the former Modine facility and Hulett Lagoon.

Brief Overview

Modine Manufacturing Co. is conducting investigations of TCE releases at the 221 Sunset Drive facility as ordered by the department. Modine's earlier facilty investigations focused on soil contamination at the site. Through advances in science and an increased understanding of potential health effects related to vapor intrusion, the investigations expanded in December 2015 to collect samples of the indoor air inside the manufacturing building and nearby homes for vapor intrusion.

Hamilton-Sundstrand, parent company of former Sundstrand Tubular Products, is addressing related groundwater contamination issues with the Hulett Lagoon and Mulberry Well under an official agreement with the department. A water treatment system was installed as a temporary measure to keep the TCE plume contained and not spread to other city or private wells. The system aerates the TCE out of the water and into the open air.

The department's permits section is managing the former manufacturing building site and the department's superfund section is managing the Hulett Lagoon and Mulberry Well sites. Both department sections are working closely on the coordination of the investigation and the corrective action/remedial activities.

The department has received citizens concerns regarding the Dawson Metal Products Camdenton Facility #2 located at 1225 US Highway 54. It has been reported that TCE was disposed of “out the back door” into the environment during temporary operations of Dawson Metal Products after a fire at the original Sunset Drive facility location. As part of this investigation, Superfund staff are looking for any detailed and supported information about this claim and the sludge disposal reports listed below.

The second investigation is focused on the Camdenton Sludge Disposal Area site. In 1989, the sludge from the closed Hulett Lagoon was land applied in a field north of Forbes Road at the end of the runway at the Camdenton Memorial Airport. The department received new information from a citizen that two additional sludge disposal areas might exist. Superfund staff is looking for any detailed and supported information about this claim.

For more information about the Dawson Metal Products Camdenton Facility #2 and Camdenton Sludge Disposal Area Site, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the site buttons.

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