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Fact Sheet

March 2013

Ongoing Sampling Activities, Chicago Heights Boulevard Site, St. Louis County, Missouri


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 will oversee additional in-home sampling in the Elmwood Park community in St. Louis County, Missouri. This sampling is being conducted by PerkinElmer, Inc. (PerkinElmer), pursuant to an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (Order) entered into between EPA and PerkinElmer on November 26, 2012. The purpose of this sampling is to further define the extent of contamination in the community.

Additional homes are scheduled to be sampled during the first part of April 2013. Residents at homes scheduled to be sampled should have already been contacted to obtain access. The sampling is expected to take two to three weeks.

In November 2012, soil gas samples were collected in and around homes to determine if those homes were impacted by vapor intrusion in the neighborhood. Additional groundwater monitoring wells were also installed. Data from this most recent soil gas and groundwater sampling was analyzed, and used to help EPA determine what additional investigation and actions were necessary at the site.

EPA held a public meeting on March 7, 2013, with the Elmwood Park community to provide an update on results from soil gas sampling conducted at certain properties in the community. During this meeting, the upcoming sampling was also discussed.

The Order generally describes the work that is being performed by PerkinElmer to investigate and address this contamination.


The Elmwood Park Community Advisory Group (CAG) is holding a meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Elmwood Park. If you have questions about the CAG or would like to participate in the CAG meetings, contact Ms. Dorothy Rush at 314-993-1490, or Ms. Valerie West at 3vwest@sbcglobal.net.


EPA has established an Administrative Record file for the Chicago Heights Boulevard Site. This public record is available online at: www.epa.gov/region7/cleanup/chicago_heights.

The Administrative Record file is also available for public review during normal business hours at the following locations:

St. Louis County Library
1640 S. Lindbergh
St. Louis, Missouri 63131

Mid-County Library
7821 Maryland Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Indian Trails Library
8400 Delport Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63114

EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, Kansas 66219

For more information, please contact:

Belinda Young
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Public Affairs
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, Kansas 66219
Phone: 913-551-7463
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425

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