Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster released the following statement on today’s report from the EPA:
“Today’s report confirms that EPA has never had a clear picture of the extent of contamination at the West Lake landfill, and it is deeply concerning that it took EPA so long to figure that out.
“The new data places the radioactive waste hundreds of feet further south than previously known, closer to the still-burning underground fire. And EPA has yet to reveal its plan for preventing the fire from ever reaching the waste. It is long past time for the federal government to transfer responsibility of the site to the Army Corps for swift and certain remedial action.”