The EPA will be digging up to 80 feet deep to find out if radioactive waste from the West Lake Landfill has migrated closer to an underground fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill.
The new testing will include drilling up to 80 feet in the ground to determine if any dirt near the landfill includes radioactive material.
The odor problem that has plagued the Bridgeton Landfill in St. Louis County for several months is back, and this time the extreme cold weather from earlier this week is part of the problem.
The radioactive dirt was found about 30 feet below the surface, in an area where landfill owner Republic Services want to dig a firebreak trench.
BRIDGETON, MO–(KMOX)–The West Lake Landfill nuclear should be dug up and hauled away — so says a nuclear waste expert in town tonight to meet with Bridgeton residents. Robert Alvarez, who served in the Department […]
Republic Services, owner of the Bridgeton Landfill, is preparing to build a firebreak trench to separate the fire from nearby nuclear waste at the West Lake Landfill.
Initial testing is about to start on a trench to help prevent underground smoldering at a suburban St. Louis landfill from reaching World War II-era nuclear waste buried 1,200 feet away.
Documents show that the ongoing fire at the Bridgeton Landfill is not the first to come close to nearby radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill.
Before the trench can be dug, the Environmental Protection Agency must test the dirt for radiation to make sure it is safe for workers.
Activist Kay Drey told the crowd that she would support putting a referendum on the ballot to force the EPA to remove the radioactive waste from the West Lake Landfill all together.