West Lake Landfill

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

Dawn Chapman of the West Lake Mom's group and her daughter Sophie. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Residents Want More Testing at West Lake Landfill

Owner Republic Services says it feels latest round sought by state is unnecessary.

01/12/2015

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

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

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

Residents Living Near Bridgeton Landfill Learn of Proposed Evacuation Plan

Last night, Bridgeton Landfill neighbors got a glimpse at the evacuation plan, should the landfill fire hit the surface or run into nearby radioactive waste.

09/19/2014

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Emergency Planners, Bridgeton Residents to Discuss Disaster Plan Tonight

The county’s emergency management director will brief residents on what they would have to do to protect themselves while falling ash would be monitored for possible radioactive contamination.

09/18/2014

Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Bridgeton Landfill Odor Settlement Approved

A federal judge has approved a $6.8 million class action settlement for residents who live near a smoldering Missouri landfill.

08/05/2014

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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/Kevin Killeen

EPA: Final Report on Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex Shows Facility ‘Suitable for Public Use’

The EPA says the facility is suitable for public use and requires no further environmental response.

07/31/2014

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Stenger: Dooley Has Conflict of Interest in Burning Bridgeton Landfill

Steve Stenger says it’s wrong for the nuclear dump site spokesman, Richard Callow, to also be playing a role in the Dooley re-election effort.

07/31/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010 (Photo: KMOX)

4 Members of Congress Send Letter to EPA Over West Lake Landfill

Soil testing continues at baseball fields near the landfill, and the letter says that Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt and Congressmen Ann Wagner and Lacy Clay want to know the results.

07/22/2014

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