Kevin Killeen (@KilleenKMOX)

EARTH CITY, Mo (KMOX) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says it’s time for the EPA to “get off it’s hindquarters” and do something about the burning Bridgeton Landfill.

Koster’s comments come after his harshly worded report earlier this month, in which he warned of a “Chernobyl-like event” in the next three to six months, if the landfill fire reaches the radioactive material.

“Well one of the concerns I have frankly is that this has been left to the attorney general’s office to develop this information for trial,” Koster says. “These are scientific analysis that should have been done by the Environmental Protection Agency or other governmental agencies that have primary responsibility over the landfill.”

Koster says he’s encouraged that State Senator Maria Chapelle-Nadal has joined the fight, quitting her post on the University City school board to focus on the landfill.

“I’m somewhat glad that people are finally taking notice regarding this serious situation that we have on our hands.” Koster says.

The Koster report also found radiation in trees on private property off the site. The case is set for trial next spring.

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