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Lawmakers Call for West Lake Landfill to Get Higher Priority

Local residents applaud effort to have landfill added to federal program.

07/22/2015

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LEO and Labadie Plaintiffs Agree to Landfill Settlement

The settlement resolves all pending lawsuits and requires Ameren to build the landfill at least five feet above the ground surface.

07/09/2015

Important Vote on Coal Waste Near Missouri River Expected This Week

Labadie, Mo. (KMOX) – The years-long battle over how to handle coal ash from a Labadie, Missouri power plant could see another important vote this week. Ameren’s plan to build a storage facility for the tons […]

07/06/2015

Photo of Bridgeton Landfill Aug. 19, 2013 showing black liner material to be covered. (Photo: dnr.mo.gov/bridgeton/)

Health Dept. to Study Residents Near Bridgeton Landfill

Dr. Khan says he can’t tell yet if the landfill is the cause of ill residents around the area.

07/02/2015

West Lake Landfill opponents celebrate on June 16, 2015. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Judge Tells Republic Services to Keep Landfill Fire Data Flowing

The owners of the burning Bridgeton Landfill have agreed to continue providing carbon monoxide data to the state on a monthly basis to help emergency planners understand the proximity of the fire to the nearby nuclear waste in the West Lake Landfill.

06/16/2015

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Koster Fights for Control Over Burning Bridgeton Landfill Data

At issue in the case is carbon monoxide data from the north quarry that emergency planners claim is vital to map the exact whereabouts of the moving underground fire.

06/15/2015

(Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

EPA Begins Testing Bridgeton Landfills Monday

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it approved a testing plan to understand the scope of radioactive contamination at the Bridgeton landfills.

05/08/2015

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

Fresh Call for Total Removal of Nuclear Waste in Bridgeton

A longtime leader of the environmental movement in St. Louis is calling for the total removal of all nuclear waste from the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton.

04/21/2015

Examples of the Shelter in Place pamphlets going out to those living near West Lake Landfill. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Landfill Neighbors Urged to Build ‘Shelter in Place’ Kits

Critical items include plastic sheeting, weather radio, food and water.

02/25/2015

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New Video Shows Landfill Hot Spots on the Move

A new infrared video of the burning Bridgeton landfill raises doubts about claims by the landfill owner that the underground fire is “under control.”

02/10/2015

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