ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – On Thursday, KMOX talked to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill about efforts to give the Army Corps of Engineers more control of the Westlake Landfill in Bridgeton and now we’ve talked to Congresswoman Ann Wagner who says she’s just waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency.
She says she’s trying to advocate for her constituents whose safety may be in danger as the fire smolders underground in Bridgeton.
“We’re awaiting their response and we will continue to do our due diligence on this because at the end of the day, those citizens and their quality of life is what’s most important to me,” says Wagner.
McCaskill talked about a bipartisan effort by Missouri’s entire delegation to get more action at the landfill. Wagner says this process is so slow because the EPA has not yet responded to the letter.
“We collectively on a bipartisan basis send a letter to the EPA asking them to work with the Army Corps to try and come up with solutions,” says Wagner.