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Obama’s New Carbon Emissions Rules Draw Mixed Reactions

President’s Obama’s call for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions is stirring strong reactions on both sides of the argument.

06/02/2014

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Officials Warn of High Bacteria Levels at Popular Swimming Hole

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment says there’s a high risk for e-coli at Kiefer Creek.

06/02/2014

St. Louis City Hall (KMOX/file photo)

French Firm Retreats from St. Louis Water Fight

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–Fears of a French takeover of the St. Louis water department ended today, when the Paris firm Veolia withdrew its $250,000 bid to do consulting work for the department. Mayor Slay had pushed the […]

10/29/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (Photo: KMOX)

Government Shutdown Delays Bridgeton Landfill Work

Before the trench can be dug, the Environmental Protection Agency must test the dirt for radiation to make sure it is safe for workers.

10/08/2013

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

Environmentalists Cite Issues in Bridgeton Landfill Revised Contingency Plan

Ed 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.

08/23/2013

File photo of pipe to be used for construction of a pipeline. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

St. Louis Group Sues Army Corps Over Pipeline Plans

The coalition says it was improperly denied records about Canadian company Enbridge’s plan to build a 600-mile oil pipeline from Illinois to Oklahoma.

08/20/2013

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, (KMOX/file photo)

Activists Question Dooley’s Ties to Bridgeton Landfill

Charlie 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.

08/14/2013

Maryland Heights mother-of-three Dawn Chapman and her son Quinn.

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.

08/12/2013

Franciscan Sisters of  Mary pray over nuclear waste dump at West Lake Landfill

Nuns Pray for Removal of Nuclear Waste in Bridgeton

BRIDGETON, MO– (KMOX)–A bus load of nuns made a pit stop at the West Lake Landfill for a prayer vigil seeking the removal of radioactive waste at the site. Some sixty nuns with the Franciscan […]

06/07/2013

Radiation Sickness

EPA: Radiation at West Lake Landfill Poses No Health Threat

The agency conducted several low flights over the landfill and surrounding homes where radioactive waste was buried in the 1970s.

05/29/2013

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