BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX/AP) – Online threats have prompted representatives of three federal agencies to skip a community meeting about the West Lake Landfill in St. Louis.
The meeting was Monday, and the threats followed a report on Sunday that said concerns about radiation at the landfill in Bridgeton could be overblown.
EPA spokesman Curtis Carey says the threats were made by one person on the West Lake Landfill Facebook group. The threats have been deleted.
One comment told the EPA to “pack heat”, the EPA says another read: “Let’s put these murderers and bribe-takers in the ground.” EPA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the Army Corps of Engineers all canceled plans to send a representative to the meeting.
The comments have since been deleted from the EPA’s Facebook page.
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