Pattonville Fire Protection District
Owner says no indication of any public safety concerns
Before the trench can be dug, the Environmental Protection Agency must test the dirt for radiation to make sure it is safe for workers.
“Normally when you dig trenches like that in a landfill area, you bring up a lot of putrescible waste which is attracting for birds,” Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said.
Pattonville Assistant Fire Chief Matt LaVanchy says there should be enough time to dig the trench before the fire gets near radioactive waste in the West Lake Landfill.