Karl Brooks

(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.


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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.


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 […]


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.


Route 66 State Park

No Health Risk Found in Route 66 State Park Soil

The park sits on the former site of Times Beach, a St. Louis County town that was shut down due to dioxin contamination in the early 1990s.



MSD Ratepayers Face Big Hikes — as Feds Order Sewer Improvements

MSD warns there is no federal or state funds handy to help ratepayers meet this mandate.