Missouri Coalition for the Environment

Bridgeton Landfill Report: Odor is Not a Health ThreatA study of the air quality in and around the Bridgeton Landfill show no public concern for any odor released by the landfill.
EPA Claims Air Safe to Breathe Near Burning Bridgeton LandfillEPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks says the seven-month study from May through December last year found no harmful levels of alpha, beta or gamma radiation.
Radioactive Tritium, Cobalt 60 Found in Monitoring Well Near Callaway Nuclear Reactor Ameren Missouri claims there is no threat to drinking water in the area after it found radioactive Tritium and Cobalt 60 in a monitoring well near the Callaway nuclear reactor it owns and operates.
Some Want Clarification on EPA's Call That Bridgeton Athletic Complex Safe for UseThe EPA says its soil samples show it's safe to play on the ballfields at Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex in Bridgeton. The facility is located about a mile from the West Lake Landfill where nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project was dumped.
Obama's New Carbon Emissions Rules Draw Mixed ReactionsPresident's Obama's call for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions is stirring strong reactions on both sides of the argument.
Officials Warn of High Bacteria Levels at Popular Swimming HoleThe Missouri Coalition for the Environment says there's a high risk for e-coli at Kiefer Creek.
French Firm Retreats from St. Louis Water Fight
Government Shutdown Delays Bridgeton Landfill WorkBefore the trench can be dug, the Environmental Protection Agency must test the dirt for radiation to make sure it is safe for workers.
Environmentalists Cite Issues in Bridgeton Landfill Revised Contingency PlanEd Smith, Missouri Coalition for the Environment spokesman says the goal is to keep the fire in the trash landfill away from an adjacent landfill containing radioactive waste.
St. Louis Group Sues Army Corps Over Pipeline PlansThe coalition says it was improperly denied records about Canadian company Enbridge's plan to build a 600-mile oil pipeline from Illinois to Oklahoma.
Activists Question Dooley's Ties to Bridgeton LandfillCharlie Dooley has had financial and political ties to Richard Callow, a political consultant who is now working in public relations for Republic Services, the company that owns the burning landfill.
Could Dooley Do More to Rid County of Nuclear Waste?In 2009, the St. Louis County Council passed a resolution calling for the removal of nuclear waste from the West Lake Landfill but Dooley never signed the resolution.

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