Geoscience Data Repositories in MISSOURI

McCracken Core Library

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of Geology and Land Survey
P.O. Box 250
Rolla, MO 65401

Contact: Pat Mulvany, Geologist and Section Chief
573/368-2111 (FAX)

Data Center Staff Size: 1
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Data Access Fee: none

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Center Services Provided: core/sample services

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NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility

Washington University
Campus Box 1169
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Contact: Margo Long, Data Manager
314/935-7361 (FAX) 

Data Center Staff Size: 2
Type of Repository: Public - Federal
Catalog and Index Type: digital
Data Retrieval: off-line
Data Delivery Media: CD-ROM, mail out of maps

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Center for Characterization and Remediation of Manufactured Gas Plants and Other Coal-Tar Sites

Center for Environmental Science and Technology
University of Missouri - Rolla
129 V.H. McNutt Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0230

Contact: Allen W. Hatheway, Director
314/341-6935 (FAX) 

Type of Repository: Private - Proprietary
Data Access Fee: exchange of site-specific data
Catalog and Index Type: paper
Data Delivery Media: paper, mail out

Center Services Provided: bibliographic services

Comments: The Center maintains a worldwide listing of identifiable former manufactured gas plants, producer gas plants, coke ovens (beehive, metallurgical, utility, merchant, and coke-byproduct), coal-tar distilleries, and other coal-tar sites. Data gathered and held are technical, historical, site geological, residuals and wastes, environmental regulatory status and applicable remedial engineering technologies.

Additional data banks relate to the Historic Chronology of Coal-Tar Generation, Bibliography of Manufactured Gas and Coal-Tar History and Technology, and data sheets of Coal-Tar Residual Compounds, and Manufactured Gas Facility Components, and Historic Management of Coal-Tar Residuals. A service of reference and guidance is provided on a basic no-charge exchange of data relating to the specific or local coal-tar sites knowledgeable to the person making the inquiry, on a site-by-site basis, including Sanborn or other fire insurance or location plat maps. The entire spectrum of site history, site and waste characterization, conceptual remedial design, regulatory issues and remedial engineering are within the scope of the data base and the interests of the Center. A World Wide Web site is being planned.