Mississippi River water concern at Herculaneum

Monday, August 9, 2010 | 10:44 a.m. CDT

HERCULANEUM — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has a plan to improve water quality in the Mississippi River near Herculaneum, and is seeking public comment on that plan.

DNR has determined that a portion of the river near the Jefferson County town falls short of water quality standards because of high levels of lead and zinc. The agency's plan proposes targets for zinc and lead in the river.

Written comments to DNR will be accepted through Sept. 13.

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