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Two-Part May Event: History and Remediation of the Weldon Spring Site

Monday, May 24-25, 2021, 5:30pm CDT
Event format: 
Virtual / Online
Posted by Robert Gale

Monday, May 24th, 7 pm: Virtual Presentation

The US Department of Energy will give a virtual presentation via WebEx on the history and remediation of the Weldon Spring site in St. Charles County.

The Weldon Spring Site is located in St. Charles County, 30 miles west of St. Louis. The site comprises two geographically distinct, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-owned properties: the former Weldon Spring Chemical Plant and former Weldon Spring Quarry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weldon_Spring_Ordnance_Works 

The Weldon Spring Site is open to the public and is an excellent example of beneficial reuse of a former World War II explosives manufacturing and Cold War uranium metals processing facility. The site’s Interpretive Center opened in 2002 and communicates site history, cleanup activities, and current conditions. In 2020, the Weldon Spring Site received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Award. This award recognizes noteworthy restoration and reuse of federal facility sites through innovative thinking and cooperation among federal agencies, states, tribes, local partners, and developers.

*****   WebEx Meeting Info: Will be provided in the email that is sent out to our AIChE Mailing

Tuesday, May 25th, 5:30 pm: In-Person Event

Gather as a group to explore the grounds at Weldon Springs, including an optional short hike to the top of the disposal cell. This event will be self-guided and is an opportunity to see the features discussed during the virtual presentation in person while reconnecting with fellow AIChE members after a long year of virtual programming. There is no formal presentation for this event, so feel free to stop by the site any time from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Please note: there are no restrooms or water available at the site due to COVID-19 protocols. We encourage all members to wear a face mask/covering

when social distancing is not possible.