EPA Participates in Open House and Public Meeting Regarding Cardwell Hospital Time-Critical Removal - Stella, Newton County, Missouri
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 has been actively pursuing the removal and demolition of the former Cardwell Hospital in Stella, Missouri. The former hospital was located in the village of Stella, in southwest Missouri. It was situated at the 700 block of Ozark Street within the city limits of Stella.
EPA began a Time-Critical Removal Action at the Cardwell Hospital after discovering friable asbestos in the hospital pipe insulation and floor tiles. Asbestos was identified at high concentrations, and air sampling revealed asbestos releases exceeding some health-based standards outside the building. Soil sampling also revealed asbestos exceeding health-based standards and the presence of lead and other contaminants.
The Time-Critical Removal Action has addressed the contamination and has reduced the threat to human health and the environment posed by the existence of the hospital.
Since the beginning of the removal, the building has been demolished and over 2,000 tons of debris (including asbestos-containing materials, concrete, and soil) has been hauled offsite. The property will be ready for redevelopment or reuse by the end of August 2006.
OPEN HOUSE AND PUBLIC MEETING
EPA will participate in two Open Houses and a Public Meeting August 21 – 22, 2006.
These sessions are being
coordinated by the City of Stella.
Representatives from EPA will be available to provide information and answer questions on the Time-Critical Removal and demolition of the Cardwell Hospital.
For more information please contact:
Community Involvement Coordinator
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of External Programs
901 N. Fifth Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
Toll free: 800-223-0425