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Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (photo credit: KMOX)

Government Shutdown Delays Bridgeton Landfill Work

Before the trench can be dug, the Environmental Protection Agency must test the dirt for radiation to make sure it is safe for workers.

10/08/2013

Lambert - St. Louis airport

Concerns Bridgeton Dig Could Send Birds Over Lambert

“Normally when you dig trenches like that in a landfill area, you bring up a lot of putrescible waste which is attracting for birds,” Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said.

09/30/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (photo credit: KMOX)

Activists Won’t Rest Until Radioactive Waste Is Removed From West Lake

Activist Kay Drey told the crowd that she would support putting a referendum on the ballot to force the EPA to remove the radioactive waste from the West Lake Landfill all together.

09/27/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (photo credit: KMOX)

Trench Planned to Keep Bridgeton Fire From Radioactive Waste

Pattonville Assistant Fire Chief Matt LaVanchy says there should be enough time to dig the trench before the fire gets near radioactive waste in the West Lake Landfill.

09/24/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010

Fire Official Warns of New Hot Spot Near Bridgeton Radiation

“This thing is not sitting still, waiting for the powers to be to make their decisions. It’s continue to do what it’s going to do.”

09/16/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, where underground fire has been smoldering since December 2010

Hot Spot Near West Lake Landfill Raises Concerns

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–An environmental group is warning a new underground fire could be forming at a Bridgeton landfill — closer to buried nuclear waste than the current fire. The existing underground fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary […]

09/13/2013

Missouri Senators Blunt and McCaskill; Missouri Congressmen Clay and Wagner

Mo Congressional Delegation Avoids Nuclear Waste Question

The Franciscan Sisters of Mary wants Missouri Senators Blunt and McCaskill — and Missouri Congressmen Clay and Wagner — to openly call for the removal of radioactive waste from the site.

08/15/2013

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, (KMOX/file photo)

Activists Question Dooley’s Ties to Bridgeton 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.

08/14/2013

Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill (photo credit: KMOX)

Pattonville Firefighter Issues Dire Warning on Nuclear Waste

“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.”

08/13/2013

Maryland Heights mother-of-three Dawn Chapman and her son Quinn.

Could Dooley Do More to Rid County of Nuclear Waste?

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.

08/12/2013

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