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Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, arrives for a meeting with House Foreign Affairs Committee members in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The world's richest person valued at about $77.7 billion, Gates was meeting with the committee to discuss the work of the foundation around the world. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Teamsters Union Calls on Bill Gates for West Lake Landfill Cleanup

The group says it’s inconsistent for Gates to promote environmental and human health around the world, while remaining silent on the Bridgeton landfill.

8 hours ago

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EPA Responds over West Lake Landfill Concerns

EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks today sent a letter to Missouri Attorney General Kris Koster regarding the West Lake Landfill.

03/21/2014

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

Bridgeton City Council Wants EPA to Step Aside

The Bridgeton City Council wants control of the radioactive West Lake Landfill transferred from the EPA to the Army Corps of Engineers.

03/20/2014

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EPA Asked Let U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Clean Up Radioactive Waste

The Pattonville School Superintendent joins the Missouri Delegation in making that request

03/04/2014

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Mo. Congressional Delegation Sends Letter to EPA over West Lake Landfill

The EPA is being asked to contract directly with the Army Corps of Engineers to handle any and all remediation needed at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton.

03/04/2014

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (photo credit: KMOX)

Missouri Congressional Delegation Debating Bridgeton Landfill Plan

Mounting public pressure for the removal of nuclear waste from the West Lake Landfill is the topic, as the Missouri Congressional delegation meets about what to do.

02/11/2014

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Unusually Bad Odor Coming from Bridgeton Landfill

More than fifty people have posted written complaints about the smell neighborhood activist, Dawn Champman, describes as “burning tire, rubber, even a little bit of raw gasoline or kerosene.”

02/04/2014

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More Testing This Week At Bridgeton Landfill

The EPA will be digging up to 80 feet deep to find out if radioactive waste from the West Lake Landfill has migrated closer to an underground fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill.

01/13/2014

(photo credit: KMOX/ Kevin Killeen)

More Radioactive Material Found Near Burning Bridgeton Landfill

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.

12/11/2013

(photo credit: KMOX/ Kevin Killeen)

EPA Testing at Bridgeton Landfill to Resume Next Week

Republic Services, owner of the Bridgeton Landfill, is preparing to build a firebreak trench to separate the fire from nearby nuclear waste at the West Lake Landfill.

10/23/2013

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