mining town http://kbia.org en Webb City wants to go from polluted mining town to environmental destination http://kbia.org/post/webb-city-wants-go-polluted-mining-town-environmental-destination <p></p><p>A former mining town in southwest Missouri wants to turn land polluted with zinc and heavy metals into a prime nature attraction.</p><p>Webb City Administrator Carl Francis says the city has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for about $3 million in funding for the 1,500 acre project. He says it would lessen the effects of the contamination and could change a previously barren area into wetlands.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:50:53 +0000 Associated Press 37364 at http://kbia.org Webb City wants to go from polluted mining town to environmental destination