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EPA Puts Six-Month Delay on Firebreak Trench Project

It was supposed to start this summer, but now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will be six months or more before it begins digging a firebreak trench to separate the burning Bridgeton landfill from nearby nuclear waste.

08/08/2014

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Some Want Clarification on EPA’s Call That Bridgeton Athletic Complex Safe for Use

The EPA says its soil samples show it’s safe to play on the ballfields at Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex in Bridgeton. The facility is located about a mile from the West Lake Landfill where nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project was dumped.

08/01/2014

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

EPA: Final Report on Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex Shows Facility ‘Suitable for Public Use’

The EPA says the facility is suitable for public use and requires no further environmental response.

07/31/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

4 Members of Congress Send Letter to EPA Over West Lake Landfill

Soil testing continues at baseball fields near the landfill, and the letter says that Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt and Congressmen Ann Wagner and Lacy Clay want to know the results.

07/22/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (Photo: KMOX)

EPA: No Health Concerns at Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex

The testing suggests no levels of gamma radiation pose any public health concerns for users.

“EPA’s analysis of data collected from more than 58,000 surface points across BMAC suggests no levels of gam

06/26/2014

Dawn Chapman of the West Lake Mom's group and her daughter Sophie. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Army Corps to Moms Group: No Data on Radiation Testing of Haul Roads

The Army Corps of Engineers has told Just Moms STL that it can’t find any data to prove EPA claims that past testing of the haul roads around the landfill showed no radiation problem.

06/25/2014

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Tax Break Supporters Cite EPA Emissions Proposal

Supporters say the measure seeks to ensure equipment used in transmitting electricity is treated similarly to other manufacturing equipment that already is eligible for a tax break.

06/07/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

Koster to File Freedom of Information Act Request for EPA Data

Attorney General Chris Koster wants the EPA to test the roads around the West Lake landfill to make sure they don’t have high levels of radiation.

06/03/2014

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EPA Seeks 21 Percent Emission Drop in Missouri

To meet newly proposed federal standards, Missouri would need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by more than one-fifth by 2030

06/03/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

EPA to Begin Radiation Testing Near Bridgeton Ballfields

Some people are still unsatisfied that the EPA won’t test a nearby drainage ditch that’s apparently a play area for kids.

05/19/2014

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