West Lake Citizens Headed to Washington Over Nuclear WasteA formal congressional hearing on a bill that would transfer jurisdiction of the landfill from the EPA to the Army Corps is expected to take place in March.
Bridgeton Residents Demand Immediate Action From EPA, PresidentResident Paul Berry says the EPA shouldn't be in control of the site, and it's a Department of Energy or Defense issue.
EPA Downplays Fears of Nuclear Crisis at West Lake Landfill"Our data doesn't support that kind of conclusion, or anything like a Chernobyl or Fukushima," Hague says. "I think that's not based upon any science or facts around there."
EPA Claims 'No Health Risk' From West Lake LandfillThe study, conducted for the EPA by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, found that "groundwater, air, and soil data do not indicate a health risk to communities surrounding the West Lake Landfill."
SLU Care Doctor Worried About Children's Health Around LandfillDr. Ken Haller says getting exposed to radiation is worse for children who are still growing new tissue than full grown adults.
Disaster Plan Developed in Case Fire Reaches Nuclear WasteBeneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.
Landfill Neighbors to Deliver Signatures to Governor's OfficeMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon will get a visit Wednesday from some Bridgeton Landfill neighbors asking him to declare a state of emergency.
St. Louis County Releases Disaster Plan for West Lake LandfillIf radiation were detected, some nearby residents would be urged to evacuate, and others would be urged to take shelter in their homes.
St. Louis County Prepares Guidelines for Radiation EmergencyInstructions on what to do in the event of a radiological emergency have been prepared by St. Louis County - but there are no plans to widely distribute them to those living around the West Lake landfill.
Attorney General Koster Pressures EPA, Landfill With Spring Court DateKoster's report found radiation in trees on private property off the site and the trial is set for next spring.
Missouri Senator Leaves Job to Focus on Bridgeton LandfillMaria Chapelle-Nadal says Attorney General Koster called the landfill a possible "Chernobly like event."
Koster Warns Radiation Found Off Site Near Bridgeton LandfillThe sternly-worded report also warns that the underground fire appears to be moving closer to the north quarry where radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project is buried in the West Lake Landfill.