Missouri Coalition for the Environment

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EPA Claims Air Safe to Breathe Near Burning Bridgeton Landfill

EPA 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.

01/20/2015

The Callaway 1 nuclear reactor. Photo courtesy of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.

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.

08/04/2014

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Some Want Clarification on EPA’s Call That Bridgeton Athletic Complex Safe for Use

The 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.

08/01/2014

Photo: KMOX

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

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

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

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