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Missouri Congressional Delegation Debating Bridgeton Landfill Plan

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Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (Photo: KMOX)

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (Photo: KMOX)

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - Mounting public pressure for the removal of nuclear waste from the West Lake Landfill is the topic, as the Missouri Congressional delegation meets about what to do.

While the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill next door burns, the West Lake Landfill’s nuclear waste is on the agenda as Missouri Senators McCaskill and Blunt meet with Cogressmen Clay and Wagner. McCaskill says she’s aware many residents want the mess transfeered from the jurisdiction of the EPA to the more clean-up prone Army Corps of Engineers.

“We’re looking at what’s being advocated by the community most dramatically affected,” McCaskill says.

But already, McCaskill says there is opposition rising from communities through which the West Lake Landfill debris would travel, if it were dug up and moved out.

“There are risks with moving it, just as there are risks with not moving it. And we are now beginning to hear from some of the communities that this material would be moved through, that they are not excited about that proposal,” McCaskill explains.

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