A group of nuns wants Congress to authorize a total cleanup of radioactive material at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton.
The new testing will include drilling up to 80 feet in the ground to determine if any dirt near the landfill includes radioactive material.
The radioactive dirt was found about 30 feet below the surface, in an area where landfill owner Republic Services want to dig a firebreak trench.
Activist Kay Drey told the crowd that she would support putting a referendum on the ballot to force the EPA to remove the radioactive waste from the West Lake Landfill all together.
“This thing is not sitting still, waiting for the powers to be to make their decisions. It’s continue to do what it’s going to do.”
St. Louis lawmaker on Monday called for the removal of nuclear waste from a landfill near Lambert Airport.
State Representative Bill Otto is scheduled to release new information Monday afternoon regarding the burning Bridgeton landfill.
Ed Smith, of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, says temperatures are rising on the other side of the barrier.
Push for Army Corps of Engineers to take over radioactive area from EPA