Environmental Protection Agency
To meet newly proposed federal standards, Missouri would need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by more than one-fifth by 2030
As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.
The fear of radioactive contamination forced organizers to move a major little league tournament from a sports complex in Bridgeton.
The controversy over an EPA proposal to impose stricter regulations on wood burning heaters and stoves continues.
EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks today sent a letter to Missouri Attorney General Kris Koster regarding the West Lake Landfill.
The Bridgeton City Council wants control of the radioactive West Lake Landfill transferred from the EPA to the Army Corps of Engineers.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to delay testing at the smoldering Bridgeton landfill fire until federal funding for the work is enacted.