herculaneum http://kbia.org en Bill Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon Would Cap Lead Contamination Punitive Damages http://kbia.org/post/bill-sent-mo-gov-nixon-would-cap-lead-contamination-punitive-damages One of two bills that would limit punitive damages in lead contamination cases is on its way to <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D).<p>The provision is designed to protect Doe Run Resources Corporation from being inundated with lawsuits. &#160;The company<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;purchased old lead mining sites in St. Thu, 16 May 2013 14:10:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33850 at http://kbia.org Bill Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon Would Cap Lead Contamination Punitive Damages The end of a lead-laced era: polluting smelter to close after 120 years http://kbia.org/post/end-lead-laced-era-polluting-smelter-close-after-120-years <p>Herculaneum, Mo., a small town on the bluffs above the Mississippi River, was always a company town. &nbsp;The company, Doe Run, is the largest lead producer in North America, trucking in lead from Missouri&#39;s rich mines to a 120-year-old smelter on the river. &nbsp;For 25 years, the smelter didn&#39;t meet federal air standards for lead, and now, after decades of battling government regulators and angry parents, Doe Run is leaving town at the end of next year.</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:49:20 +0000 Jacob Fenston 18998 at http://kbia.org The end of a lead-laced era: polluting smelter to close after 120 years