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(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

County Executive Sends EPA a Letter for Landfill Plans

Stenger says the 4-year-old fire has been smoldering too long without answers from the EPA.

08/31/2015

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Landfill Fire Slowing, Closer to Radioactive Waste

Pattonville Assistant Fire Chief says the fire is moving slower than it was three years ago, but it could pick back up again.

08/19/2015

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Lawmakers Call for West Lake Landfill to Get Higher Priority

Local residents applaud effort to have landfill added to federal program.

07/22/2015

West Lake Landfill opponents celebrate on June 16, 2015. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Judge Tells Republic Services to Keep Landfill Fire Data Flowing

The 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.

06/16/2015

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Koster Fights for Control Over Burning Bridgeton Landfill Data

At 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.

06/15/2015

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

West Lake Landfill Encloses a Unique Danger

A national radioactive waste watchdog says West Lake Landfill’s underground garbage fire is the only landfill with that problem.

06/04/2015

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EPA Begins Testing Bridgeton Landfills Monday

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it approved a testing plan to understand the scope of radioactive contamination at the Bridgeton landfills.

05/08/2015

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers health physicist Jon Rankins talks about Coldwater Creek at a meeting on January 30, 2015. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Army Corps of Engineers Seeks to Soothe Coldwater Creek Concerns

The big question asked by several: Why aren’t there signs, warning children and others to steer clear of the creek?

01/30/2015

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A Smell in the Air, Contaminated Groundwater Below

Groundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

12/18/2014

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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

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