EPA proposes Superfund site in Vienna to address contamination

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 | 2:26 p.m. CST; updated 3:45 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 3, 2010

VIENNA, Mo. — The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed adding three public drinking wells in a central Missouri town to its Superfund priorities list.

The site in Vienna, Mo., consists of three public drinking wells contaminated with a toxin known as PCE. The substance is used in dry-cleaning and metal degreasing and is a possible carcinogen.

Adding the site to the Superfund National Priorities List would make it eligible for federal funds to deal with contamination.

In July, Vienna received about $2 million in federal funding and a loan to improve its water system.

Vienna is located in about 30 miles south of Jefferson City.


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