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Washington County Lead District - Potosi

Site Contact:
Manuel Schmaedick


Site Location:
Potosi, MO 63664

The Washington County Lead District – Potosi Area Site is located in a heavily mined region of eastern Missouri known as the Washington County Lead District. The Potosi Area Site primarily includes residential areas within and around the towns of Potosi, Mineral Point, and Cadet, and is only a portion of the larger Washington County Lead Mining District.

The Washington County Lead District Site consists of high concentrations of lead contamination from nearly 285 years of mining activities. The primary problem areas at this site that require action are lead contaminated soils in yards, and lead and cadmium contaminated drinking water.

For additional information, visit the Pollution Report (POLREPS) section.