West Lake Landfill Critic "Livid" Over Just-Released EPA StudyReport critical of EPA's handling of the radioactive waste site was written three years ago.
IRS Hounds Bridgeton Residents For Settlement TaxesA settlement was agreed on in 2014, with 419 homes in the area of the landfill for a total of $6.8 million.
Corps: Giving it Contaminated Landfill Would Not Speed FixFederal legislation, including in the Upton-led House Committee on Energy and Commerce, seeks to put the landfill effort in the hands of the Corps' Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program.
Republic Services Loses Appeal, Must Build More Safeguards at West Lake LandfillThe owners of the burning Bridgeton landfill lost their appeal of a state order to install a heat extraction barrier in the neck of the landfill.
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.