April 29, 2015

Contact: Communications Office

Public comment period open on groundwater restoration plan

The Department of Natural Resources is now accepting public comments on the Missouri Statewide Groundwater Restoration Plan. The plan was established to restore, preserve and protect groundwater resources throughout the state. Funds for the plan have been recovered through litigation involving Tronox Inc. chemical company and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., for contamination and damages to Missouri groundwater and lands.

Public comments will be accepted through May 27, 2015. A draft copy of the plan is available here.

The department’s Natural Resource Damages Program is charged with assessing injuries to and restoring public natural resources that have been injured by environmental hazards, including hazardous substances releases. More information about the program is available on the department’s Natural Resource Damages web page.