West Lake Landfill
Owner Republic Services says it feels latest round sought by state is unnecessary.
Groundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
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.
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.
A federal judge has approved a $6.8 million class action settlement for residents who live near a smoldering Missouri landfill.
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.
The EPA says the facility is suitable for public use and requires no further environmental response.
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.
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.
The testing suggests no levels of gamma radiation pose any public health concerns for users.
“EPA’s analysis of data collected from more than 58,000 surface points across BMAC suggests no levels of gam