Karl Brooks

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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)

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

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

EPA Refuses Koster’s Demand for More Radiation Tests

The EPA has responded to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s demand for more radiation tests on the haul roads around the West Lake landfill.

05/15/2014

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

EPA Agrees to Screen for Contamination at Bridgeton Athletic Complex

Mayor Conrad Bowers stated that the screening is being conducted to alleviate any possible concerns as to the safety for anyone visiting the complex.

05/07/2014

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

EPA: Baseball Fields Near West Lake Landfill are Safe

The fear of radioactive contamination forced organizers to move a major little league tournament from a sports complex in Bridgeton.

05/01/2014

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Attorney General Koster Takes Action on Bridgeton Landfill

Chris Koster sent a letter calling on the EPA to test for radiological contamination in the surrounding community, and filed a motion in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

04/29/2014

(photo credit: KMOX/ Kevin Killeen)

More Radioactive Material Found Near Burning Bridgeton Landfill

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.

12/11/2013

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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

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

EPA: No Radiation Risk from West Lake Landfill

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–The Environmental Protection Agency says there’s “no public health risk” from the radiation at a nuclear waste site — the one next door to a raging underground garbage fire. The EPA’s radiation detection plane flew over […]

05/29/2013

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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