lead http://kbia.org en Lead mining company donates to Mo. House GOPs after override http://kbia.org/post/lead-mining-company-donates-mo-house-gops-after-override <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">lead</font>&nbsp;mining company has contributed $10,000 to House Republicans after legislators enacted a law shielding the company from large liability judgments in some lawsuits.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:21:15 +0000 Associated Press 41829 at http://kbia.org Lead mining company donates to Mo. House GOPs after override Nixon vetoes legal shield for old lead mines http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-legal-shield-old-lead-mines <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have shielded a Missouri lead mining company from punitive damages in some contamination lawsuits. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Associated Press 36985 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes legal shield for old lead mines 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