BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) – A top 10 list of the EPA’s worst Superfund sites is out, and it includes the radioactive West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton.
Dawn Chapman of the community group Just Moms hopes making the list means the EPA is moving toward a decision to dig up the stuff and get it out of the area.
The EPA’s website says being on the list doesn’t mean more money will be spent on those sites, but it does target them for what it calls “immediate and intense action.”
The West Lake Landfill contains nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project, buried adjacent to a garbage landfill where an underground fire has been smoldering for almost seven years.
Earlier this week, the EPA announced it would unveil its plan for the future of the landfill sometime in January.