Disaster Plan Developed in Case Fire Reaches Nuclear WasteBeneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.
Landfill Neighbors to Deliver Signatures to Governor's OfficeMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon will get a visit Wednesday from some Bridgeton Landfill neighbors asking him to declare a state of emergency.
St. Louis County Releases Disaster Plan for West Lake LandfillIf radiation were detected, some nearby residents would be urged to evacuate, and others would be urged to take shelter in their homes.
Attorney General Koster Pressures EPA, Landfill With Spring Court DateKoster's report found radiation in trees on private property off the site and the trial is set for next spring.
Missouri Senator Leaves Job to Focus on Bridgeton LandfillMaria Chapelle-Nadal says Attorney General Koster called the landfill a possible "Chernobly like event."
Koster Warns Radiation Found Off Site Near Bridgeton LandfillThe sternly-worded report also warns that the underground fire appears to be moving closer to the north quarry where radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project is buried in the West Lake Landfill.
Landfill Fire Slowing, Closer to Radioactive WastePattonville Assistant Fire Chief says the fire is moving slower than it was three years ago, but it could pick back up again.
Lawmakers Call for West Lake Landfill to Get Higher PriorityLocal residents applaud effort to have landfill added to federal program.
Health Dept. to Study Residents Near Bridgeton LandfillDr. Khan says he can't tell yet if the landfill is the cause of ill residents around the area.
Koster Fights for Control Over Burning Bridgeton Landfill DataAt issue in the case is carbon monoxide data from the north quarry that emergency planners claim is vital to map the exact whereabouts of the moving underground fire.
West Lake Landfill Encloses a Unique DangerA national radioactive waste watchdog says West Lake Landfill's underground garbage fire is the only landfill with that problem.
Survey: Illinois May Face Nurse ShortageOne-third of registered nurses, age 55 and older, indicated they'll retire in the next five years, leaving potential voids in psychiatric, school and other nursing specialties.