County Executive Charlie Dooley and North County Incorporated sends letter to EPA in support of Transferring West Lake Landfill to FUSRAP

 Thank You North County Incorporated and the Board Members : http://northstlouiscounty.com/wp/ Support growing for federal takeover of Westlake Landfill Thank You,  County Executive Charlie Dooley. CAD_West_Lake_Landfill_EPA_Letter_2_24_2014[1]

A closer look at Bridgeton’s Landfills

Posted on: 7:00 pm, February 22, 2014, by Shirley Washington   (KPLR) – This week on “The Pulse of St. Louis”, a panel discussion on the Bridgeton Landfill. State Attorney General, Chris Koster, visited the Bridgeton Landfill and Westlake Landfill Monday after a fire broke out…

Bridgeton Landfill neighbors seek action after surface fire, more odors

 By Blythe Bernhard bbernhard@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8129 A fire at the Bridgeton Landfill on Sunday and the ongoing battle to keep a separate, underground fire from reaching radioactive waste at an adjoining site have so unsettled nearby residents that they are raising money for their own radiation…

Photos of the work on the southwest slope Bridgeton Landfill, Feb. 16, 2014.

Click Here for more on the story by :  Jeanie Smith and Allison Sylte, KSDK7:10 p.m. EST February 16, 2014 Officials: Bridgeton Landfill didn’t report surface fire Feb. 17, 2014 — Update – Potential for Odors — Republic Services notified the department late this afternoon of a malfunctioning…

Attorney General investigating Sunday’s landfill fire

Grant Bissell, KSDK8:52 p.m. EST February 17, 2014   After yesterday’s above-ground fire at the Bridgeton Landfill, we wanted to know what kind of safety measures are in place to protect residents near the landfill. ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is…

Additional Photos from Today’s, February 12, 2014 above ground surface fire on the Southwest side of the South Quarry of the Bridgeton Landfill

Hi Everyone: Some additional information and photo’s from the incident today, February 16, 2014 at the Bridgeton Landfill South Quarry. This information was reported/posted by Grant Bissell with News Channel 5: I just got this statement from Republic in regards to this morning’s fire: “SMALL,…

Smoke Rising from the Landfill this Morning raises further concerns by the Citizens

February 16, 2014 At around 9:30 am , a citizen posted on the West Lake Landfill Facebook page the three photo’s below and a message that she had contacted 911 to report the smoke coming out of the landfill on the southwestern edge of the…

Nuns Ask Congress: “Clean-Up Radioactive Waste”

Kevin Killeen  February 13, 2014 5:46 AM BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) – Saying the status quo isn’t working, a group of nuns wants Congress to authorize a total cleanup of radioactive material at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton. The Franciscan Sisters of Mary are lobbying the…

Documents seem to contradict current position on West Lake Landfill

Leisa Zigman, KSDK8:41 p.m. EST February 6, 2014 BRIDGETON, Mo. – NewsChannel 5 has obtained hundreds of documents regarding the health risks at the West Lake Landfill, dating back to the mid-1980s. Based on these 30-year-old documents, it appears public officials today are contradicting what was…

St. Louis Post Dispatch Editorial: Let the cleanup begin

By the Editorial Board Companies have been dumping waste at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton since the 1950s. Radioactive materials, created as a byproduct of Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, were dumped in a 200-acre hole there beginning in 1973. So the fact that there are problems at…

Wash U geochemist: Fire & radioactive particles collide at landfill – Leisa Zigman, KSDK 12:15 a.m. EST January 30, 2014

Wash U geochemist: Fire & radioactive particles collide at landfill – Leisa Zigman, KSDK 12:15 a.m. EST January 30, 2014 ST. LOUIS COUNTY – There’s new information about the West Lake Landfill and the underground fires causing so much concern in our area. For the first…

New EPA report on Westlake Landfill sparks concern over worker safety.

by John Bailey KMOV.com Posted on January 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM Updated today at 6:21 PM (KMOV.com) – Tuesday night, new dangers exposed at Bridgeton’s Westlake Landfill have caused worries over worker safety. The Missouri Coalition for the Environment says EPA testing found large amounts…

Wash U scientist: Landfill hotspots ‘extremely radioactive’ – Grant Bissell, KSDK 8:30 p.m. EST January 28, 2014

BRIDGETON, Mo. – New information released Tuesday paints a clearer picture of the growing problems at the radioactive West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton. NewsChannel 5 got a look at a map of a portion of the landfill known as Area 1. It shows where the Environmental Protection…

Manhattan Project History in the St Louis and St Charles Area 1942 to Present Day

A Photo Story of the Manhattan Project’s beginning in 1942 the St. Louis Area, starting with Mallinckrodt Chemical Works and the spreading out into the St. Louis North Couty Area and St. Charles County Area where it remains to this day.   All but one…

January 15, 2014 letter from Republic to the Pattonville Fire Protection District requesting a new liason be appointed to replace Asst. Fire Chief Matt LaVanchy:

UPDATED on January 22, 2014 Below is a copy of the January 15, 2014 letter from Republic to the Pattonville Fire Protection District  requesting a new liason be appointed to replace Asst. Fire Chief Matt LaVanchy and the Response Letter from Pattonville to Republic and…

RADIOACTIVE WASTE CRISIS Like Plot From A Horror Film by Bob McCarty

One might mistake it for a plot out of a horror film or a slow-motion Fukushima disaster:  Underground fires at one landfill move closer and closer toward radioactive waste dumped decades earlier at another landfill.  At the same time, thousands of citizens, including many already…

Republic Services has hired John Bardgett & Associates to lobby against the HCR 3 resolution that calls for West Lake Landfill to be turned over to FUSRAP.

Attention Everyone, We have been told that Republic Services has hired John Bardgett & Associates to lobby against the HCR 3 resolution that calls for West Lake Landfill to be turned over to FUSRAP. The names of the lobbyists are Brian Bernskoetter and Randy Scherr….