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EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks listens to concerns from residents about safety of Bridgeton ballfields

EPA Plans Limited Tests of Bridgeton Ball Fields

BRIDGETON, MO–(KMOX)–The EPA lays out its plans for testing little league ball fields for possible radioactive contamination from the nearby West Lake Landfill. EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks says his team will test for gamma […]


Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, May 23, 2013
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EPA Agrees to Screen for Contamination at Bridgeton Athletic Complex

Mayor Conrad Bowers stated that the screening is being conducted to alleviate any possible concerns as to the safety for anyone visiting the complex.


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

EPA: Baseball Fields Near West Lake Landfill are Safe

The fear of radioactive contamination forced organizers to move a major little league tournament from a sports complex in Bridgeton.


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Attorney General Koster Takes Action on Bridgeton Landfill

Chris Koster sent a letter calling on the EPA to test for radiological contamination in the surrounding community, and filed a motion in St. Louis County Circuit Court.


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.


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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.


Photo of Bridgeton Landfill Aug. 19, 2013 showing black liner material to be covered. (Photo:

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.


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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


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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.


Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (Photo: 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.