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Koster to File Freedom of Information Act Request for EPA Data

Kevin Killeen (@KMOXKilleen)
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Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) - Missouri’s Attorney General is stepping up the pressure for the EPA to test some Bridgeton roads for possible radioactive contamination.

Attorney General Chris Koster wants the EPA to test the roads around the West Lake landfill to make sure they don’t have high levels of radiation from when trucks hauled nuclear waste there decades ago.

But the EPA said new tests are not necessary because it already tested the roads years ago.

“They’re telling us to trust them on this haul-route data, that they have old radiological testing that they can rely on, but now they can’t find the old radiological testing,” Koster says.

Koster says the EPA has a bad track record on its claims to know where the radioactive waste actually lies, and he thinks the community has a right to know.

He’s filing a Freedom of Information Act request for the EPA to produce the data.

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