Times Beach MO

Time Travel Mission By: Logan and Leonard

Introduction To Times Beach

Times Beach was a small town suburbun area. Located in St. Louis County, evacuated in 1982 and was being bulldozed because of contamination. Everything was contaminated from soil to water.

Times Beach

Times Beach

The town was polluted by Dioxin contamination. Dioxin is a chemical 2,000 times stronger than Agent Orange.Agent Orange was a chemical used in the Vietnam war. Dioxin contamination started when Russell Bliss sprayed oil on the road which the oil had high levels of dioxin. He started in 1971 and ended 1976. The company IPC paid him 6 cents per gallon sprayed. IPC was a toxic waste disposal company being paid $3,000 to remove toxic waste.

Times Beach MO

Animals,Humans,Plants contamination

The soil was contaminated so then animals ate the soil that was contaminated. Then it spread to farming lands. Which then killed the livestock which then didn't give us food. The plants were in the soil so the plants were then contaminated as well. Then the contaminated soil reached the water of ponds. Which then left them with nothing to eat or drink. When that happened the air was then polluted.When all this happened the town then was evacuated leaving the population in 2000 was 0.

The area and people now

The cars that were there turned into limestone. The sky grey and powdery that clogged the countryside. Which still has the oil that Russel Bliss left on the roads. Everyone evecuated but two couples in their 60's and 70's. They gardened their garden of apples and cherries. The rest washed or frozen. What they did to block off the area with was military people who wouldn't let you in without a disposable body suit. The mail goes in but, the mailman doesn't. The military take it and take it to the elders.Some of the people hated or were sad what Russell Bliss took away from them.