This West Lake Landfill Facebook Group has been formed by concerned residents to inform and keep the public updated about the radioactive waste in the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri.
In 1973, 8,000 tons of nuclear weapons waste from the Manhattan Project was illegally dumped at West Lake Landfill. West Lake is the “child” of the HISS nuclear weapons waste pile adjacent to Coldwater Creek. Chronic exposure to ionizing radiation has a latent effect, meaning that illness often doesn’t occur until 10 – 20 years later. Because this is the same nuclear weapons waste that originated in Coldwater Creek, the group expects to experience the same disease and death that is occurring in the Coldwater Creek Facebook Group in the near future.