Clayton Cleaners Site
The Clayton Cleaners site is located at 550 North and South Road, in University City. Clayton Cleaners has been an active dry cleaning business since 1938, with the exception of 1953 to 1968, when a beauty salon occupied the building. Clayton Cleaners has been in operation at the site since 1988. Tetrachloroethene (PCE) was used during dry cleaning operations until April 2012, resulting in contaminated soil and groundwater at the site and surrounding area.
Environmental contractor Shifrin & Associates conducted the earliest environmental site investigations in 1997 documenting PCE contaminated soil. From 2004 to 2017, the current site owner, 550 North and South L.L.C., conducted site characterization work as part of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and Drycleaning Environmental Response Trust (DERT) Fund Program. However, this work was not completed before the DERT Program expired in 2017. At that time, the VCP referred the site to the department’s Superfund Section for further investigation.
The Clayton Cleaners site is an active dry cleaning business with tetrachloroethene (PCE) contamination from past releases during operation. Learn more about the Clayton Cleaners site in the fact sheet and in other site documents below.