West Lake Landfill
Charlie Dooley has had financial and political ties to Richard Callow, a political consultant who is now working in public relations for Republic Services, the company that owns the burning landfill.
“It shouldn’t be in this community at all to begin with, let alone having a fire 1,000 feet away from it,” Matt LaVanchy says. “There is just that much more sense of urgency with this.”
In 2009, the St. Louis County Council passed a resolution calling for the removal of nuclear waste from the West Lake Landfill but Dooley never signed the resolution.
There are those who disagree with the notion that the West Lake waste doesn’t constitute a public health risk. Many of those dissenters plan to protest Wednesday morning.
Dooley declined to comment on whether Republic Services, which owns the site, has done enough to address community concerns or minimize the health risk to citizens.
It was a meeting between EPA officials and Bridgeton residents that often devolved into chaotic shouting and left many questions unanswered.
State Representative Bill Otto is scheduled to release new information Monday afternoon regarding the burning Bridgeton landfill.
BRIDGETON, MO– (KMOX)–A bus load of nuns made a pit stop at the West Lake Landfill for a prayer vigil seeking the removal of radioactive waste at the site. Some sixty nuns with the Franciscan […]
ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–The Environmental Protection Agency says there’s “no public health risk” from the radiation at a nuclear waste site — the one next door to a raging underground garbage fire. The EPA’s radiation detection plane flew over […]
The agency conducted several low flights over the landfill and surrounding homes where radioactive waste was buried in the 1970s.