Health Dept. to Launch Two-Year Study Near Coldwater CreekThere has been a fear that radioactive dirt that got into Coldwater Creek has caused a spike in cancers.
Bridgeton Residents Demand Immediate Action From EPA, PresidentResident Paul Berry says the EPA shouldn't be in control of the site, and it's a Department of Energy or Defense issue.
EPA Downplays Fears of Nuclear Crisis at West Lake Landfill"Our data doesn't support that kind of conclusion, or anything like a Chernobyl or Fukushima," Hague says. "I think that's not based upon any science or facts around there."
School Districts Send West Lake Landfill Letters HomeSchool districts are sending letters home, trying to soothe concerns about the underground fire and buried nuclear waste next-door
St. Louis County Releases Disaster Plan for West Lake LandfillIf radiation were detected, some nearby residents would be urged to evacuate, and others would be urged to take shelter in their homes.
Koster Warns Radiation Found Off Site Near Bridgeton LandfillThe sternly-worded report also warns that the underground fire appears to be moving closer to the north quarry where radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project is buried in the West Lake Landfill.
County Executive Sends EPA a Letter for Landfill PlansStenger says the 4-year-old fire has been smoldering too long without answers from the EPA.
Landfill Fire Slowing, Closer to Radioactive WastePattonville Assistant Fire Chief says the fire is moving slower than it was three years ago, but it could pick back up again.
Lawmakers Call for West Lake Landfill to Get Higher PriorityLocal residents applaud effort to have landfill added to federal program.
Judge Tells Republic Services to Keep Landfill Fire Data FlowingThe owners of the burning Bridgeton Landfill have agreed to continue providing carbon monoxide data to the state on a monthly basis to help emergency planners understand the proximity of the fire to the nearby nuclear waste in the West Lake Landfill.
Koster Fights for Control Over Burning Bridgeton Landfill DataAt issue in the case is carbon monoxide data from the north quarry that emergency planners claim is vital to map the exact whereabouts of the moving underground fire.
West Lake Landfill Encloses a Unique DangerA national radioactive waste watchdog says West Lake Landfill's underground garbage fire is the only landfill with that problem.