EPA Issues Decision on West Lake Landfill, Calls For 'Excavation Plus'The five-year project is anticipated to include an engineered cover system for long-term protection.
Top 10 List of EPA's Worst Superfund Sites Includes West Lake LandfillThe EPA's website says being on the list doesn't mean more money will be spent on those sites, but it does target them for what it calls "immediate and intense action."
Republic Services Seeks Injunction to Prevent Protests Blocking LandfillThe case stems from March of this year, when protesters with the Earth Defense Coalition chained themselves to barricades at the entrances to the Bridgeton Landfill - adjacent to the West Lake Landfill.
Attorney Says 5 Bridgeton Homes RadioactiveAttorney Winston Calvert says radiation levels are above background levels.
New EPA Administrator Promises Results in Westlake LandfillAware that people in St. Louis are watching closely, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency is pledging real progress on dealing with a local radioactive waste site.
Senators OK Home Buyouts in Bridgeton/West Lake Landfill AreasIt would allow residents to apply for buyouts for homes found uninhabitable due to contamination or within 3 miles of sites with high levels of dissolved radium in groundwater.
Protesters Chained to Barrels Block Entrances to West Lake Landfill"We feel this is the only way possible to get attention," says Maria Fonseca, one of those protesting.
Interest Groups Hope New Mayor will Support the EnvironmentThe Missouri Coalition for the Environment hopes the next mayor takes the lead on several environmental issues.
Spanish Village Homeowners Hope for State BuyoutResidents living near the burning Bridgeton landfill and the nearby radioactive West Lake Landfill are hoping a plan to buyout some homes will pass through the Missouri Legislature.
Bad News for Bridgeton Residents as Trump Orders EPA to Freeze Contracts, GrantsThe Trump Administration orders the EPA to freeze all new contracts and grants, and that has a local Moms group near the burning Bridgeton landfill worried.
EPA to Test Home Near Landfill for Radioactive ContaminationLast week, Bridgeton residents Michael and Robbin Dailey filed suit against Republic Services and other companies, claiming sampling conducted at their home found high levels of radioactive material.
Lawsuit Claims Radioactive Dust Found in Kitchen Linked to West Lake LandfillA Bridgeton couple files a lawsuit today claiming tests show radiation found in their home and in their garden is linked to the West Lake landfill.