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SLU Expert Explains Chemical Weapons Response

“What we saw in serious last week should shock the conscience of the world,” Secretary of State John Kerry said recently about a nerve gas attack. “It defies any code of morality.”

08/27/2013

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EPA Says It’s Moving Ahead With West Lake Landfill Tests

There are those who disagree with the notion that the West Lake waste doesn’t constitute a public health risk. Many of those dissenters plan to protest Wednesday morning.

07/31/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010

Dooley: Nothing County Can Do About Burning Bridgeton Landfill

Dooley declined to comment on whether Republic Services, which owns the site, has done enough to address community concerns or minimize the health risk to citizens.

07/31/2013

KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Carter Carburetor Cleanup Announcement Today

The Environmental Protection Agency and Rep. Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, are set to announce they’ve made a deal with the site’s owner for a $27 million remediation of harmful toxins at the site.

07/29/2013

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EPA Hosts Hearing Tonight on Bridgeton Radiation

We’re going to ask the EPA why we’re seeing more radioactivity in the ground water from the most recent report,” an environmental group spokesman said.

06/25/2013

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Bridgeton Radiation Findings Expected Today

Twelve weeks ago, a special EPA plane designed to detect radiation flew over the burning Bridgeton landfill. The results from that flyover will be announced today.

05/29/2013

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Environmental Group: Bridgeton Landfill Data Isn’t Being Released

“Could you please tell everybody what we’re breathing in now so we can kind of gauge what ‘worse’ might be?”

05/17/2013

Doe Run

Mo. Bill Would Limit Lawsuits Over Lead Contamination

The measure would exempt the Doe Run Resources Corp. from punitive damages if the court determines the company is making a “good faith” effort to clean up the contaminated sites.

05/16/2013

EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks speaks while Rev. Earl Nance, Jr. looks on, at a Clean Air Health Fair in St. Louis on April 27, 2013 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Citizens, EPA Discuss Climate Change in St. Louis

High rates of asthma, extreme weather among the effects described at Saturday’s clean air health fair.

04/28/2013

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Blunt Threatens Block On EPA Administrator

Republican Senator Roy Blunt, of Missouri, is threatening to block President Obama’s choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator.

03/19/2013

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