West Lake Landfill
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
The Army Corps of Engineers has told Just Moms STL that it can’t find any data to prove EPA claims that past testing of the haul roads around the landfill showed no radiation problem.
Koster says this doesn’t mean the landfill is off the hook for the odor violations of the past several years.
Residents who collect damages from a $6.8 million class-action settlement over the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill in St. Louis County can still pursue separate legal claims related to radiation risks.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to seek a preliminary injunction ordering the landfill’s owner to boost its oversight while also paying the state more money to monitor the site.