Breathing air near Bridgeton Landfill ‘may have been harmful,’ report says, 01/07/2019

KMOV4 BRIDGETON ( – According to a report by the State of Missouri, breathing air near the Bridgeton Landfill “may have been harmful.” More than 100 people gathered in Bridgeton Monday night to hear the report. READ MORE

EPA reaches cleanup decision for radioactive West Lake Landfill Superfund site, 09/26/2018

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Bryce Gray After years of bureaucratic inaction and escalating frustration and concern from the surrounding community, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally settled on a strategy to clean up the radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill Superfund site in Bridgeton….

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Owners of Bridgeton Landfill reach $16 million agreement, 06/29/2018

KSDK – 5 On Your Side by Grant Bissell ST. LOUIS – After a years-long battle, the owners of the Bridgeton Landfill in north St. Louis County will pay $16 million, in part to improve the health and safety in the area. A St. Louis…

Federal report: Coldwater Creek contamination may raise the risk of cancer in north St. Louis County residents, 06/18/2018

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Blythe Bernhard People who lived near or played in the contaminated Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County from the 1960s to the 1990s may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers, a federal report has found.  READ MORE

Residents fear for West Lake Landfill plan after Superfund chief, 05/01/2018 resigns

St. Louis Public Radio by Lindsay Toler The head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Task Force resigned Tuesday after one year in the role, leaving residents in northwest St. Louis County unsure about the fate of a proposal to clean up West Lake Landfill….

Bill Gates: Help clean up your toxic St. Louis dump, 04/17/2018

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Dr. Stuart Slavin Bill Gates continues his extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, recently committing $50 million to the fight against Alzheimer’s. Through his personal giving and his foundations, Gates has had a major impact on challenging global issues, but his help is…

EPA head says final West Lake cleanup plan could mean more aggressive removal of material, 03/12/2018

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Chuck Raasch WASHINGTON • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday that he believes he has proposed a “sound, solid” solution to clean up the West Lake Landfill Superfund site — but that a final decision could include excavating more than…

Public weighs in on West Lake proposal, overwhelmingly wants more thorough cleanup, 03/07/2018

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Bryce Gray BRIDGETON • Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a long-awaited proposal to partially remove the radioactive contamination at the West Lake Landfill Superfund site here, while placing a protective cap over material left behind. READ MORE

HBO documentary highlights North County fight for West Lake Landfill, 02/13/2018

KSDK – 5 on Your Side by Kiya Edwards BRIDGETON, Mo. — Local people living near toxic waste are featured in a new HBO documentary called Atomic Homefront. Monday, Just Moms STL hosted a watch party at John Calvin Presbyterian Church of Bridgeton. READ MORE

EPA wants to do partial excavation of contaminants at radioactive West Lake Landfill Superfund site, 02/01/2018

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Bryce Gray “In a long-awaited decision, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it aims to pursue partial excavation as its strategy to remediate the West Lake Landfill Superfund site in Bridgeton — the home of waste linked to the Manhattan Project.” EPA wants…

Residents urge EPA to excavate Bridgeton landfill, relocate neighbors, 10/20/2017

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Bryce Gray BRIDGETON • One after another, dozens of north St. Louis County residents issued resounding calls for full excavation of the contents of West Lake Landfill and relocation of nearby residents, as the Environmental Protection Agency approaches a cleanup decision for…

EPA plans to conduct further testing for radioactive waste at West Lake Landfill, 10/20/2019

St. Louis Public Radio by Eli Chen The Environmental Protection Agency plans to conduct further testing for radioactive contamination at the West Lake Landfill Superfund site in Bridgeton. Albert Kelly, senior adviser to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and the head of the agency’s Superfund Task…

A Footnote Worth Noting, 09/05/2017

STL Reporter Factoring in punctuation marks and MDNR’s double-talk changes the equation of the latest findings at the radioactively-contaminated West Lake Landfill site.  In many ways, the test results released by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources last month are as unclear as the turbid stormwater the agency…

Mom’s Group Calls for Radiation Tests at Fishing Pond, 07/12/2017

KMOX News Radio 1120 by Kevin Killeen BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) – A West Lake Landfill neighborhood group is calling on the state of Missouri to run tests to determine if rain water runoff from the nuclear dump site has seeped into a pond where children swim…