Soil Testing For Lead and Cadmium
The Jasper County Health Department and local municipalities have a GIS map that outlines areas affected by the contamination from mining and smelting. If a dwelling is to be built within this area the lead program staff will conduct an assessment of the property to determine the presence of contaminants.
If the contamination levels exceed the action level set by EPA, the county lead program personnel will work with the builder and/or municipality in regards to remediation of the soil. If the soil conditions require cleanup, a plan will be developed by the builder that is consistent with remediation requirements. The plan will be approved by the health department lead program. A final inspection will be conducted by the health department to assure that adequate remediation has occurred prior to occupancy of the dwelling.
Clean Up Requirements
Surface soils containing greater than 400 ppm lead and/or 75 ppm cadmium must be remediated. Removal of contaminated soil by excavation is the preferred method.
Soil containing 400-799 ppm lead and/or 75-119 ppm cadmium must be covered with a minimum of 6 inches
Soil containing 800-1,499 ppm lead and/or 120-189 ppm must be covered with a minimum of 12 inches
Soil containing 1,500 ppm lead and/or 190 ppm cadmium or more must be covered with a minimum of 18 inches
Excavated soils contaminated with lead must be disposed of in an approved EPA repository
Fill or cover soil must be certified to contain less than 100 ppm lead and 40 ppm cadmium
Process for Remediation
Fill out a remediation plan and return it to the Jasper County Health Department. Once the plan is approved you will be notified with an approval letter. This letter must be taken to the permitting agency to receive your building permit.
After contaminated soil is removed, contact the Jasper County Health Department for intermediate testing prior to adding fill or cover soil.
When the remediation is complete, contact the Jasper County Health Department for final testing.If the final testing results meet remediation requirements you will be notified with a final clearance letter. This letter is required for obtaining an occupancy permit.
The remediation plan needs to include the following:
Whether you will excavate the contaminated dirt or layer it with clean soil
Any excavated soil that is contaminated will be taken to an approved EPA Repository
Any clean fill brought on the property will be certified to contain less than 100 ppm lead and 40 ppm cadmium
Clean Soil Resources
Below is a list of resources
for clean soil for the
remediation of properties in
Joplin. Other excavating
companies may be used; however,
all soil brought on site should
be certified soil for
Camcor Environmental 417-455-3862 Ray Schmidt 417-437-1181 Kevin Southard 417-439-5373 Schrader Excavating 417-850-8629 Brian Southard 417-392-0065