Erin Brockovich in Missouri Investigating Lead Waste
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As the Park Hills Daily Journal reports, Brockovich will be joined by environmental investigator Robert Bowcock to examine whether lawns in the region contain dangerous amounts of lead and other heavy metals.
The region is home to several mounds of leftover lead-mine waste, known as chat, that can get airborne during high winds. The Doe Run Co. inherited the chat piles when it bought the old St. Joe Mine Company. Doe Run has said it's committed to making sure the region is safe.