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.

Compared with a proposal from earlier this year, the selected remedy is about $30 million cheaper and will be completed about one year faster.

The agency said late Wednesday that it would slightly modify its earlier proposal to partly remove the site’s contamination, employing “more flexibility” by digging to varying depths to target spots where radioactivity is concentrated. The strategy is outlined in a record of decision, set to be signed Thursday morning in Washington by the agency’s acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler. READ MORE

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