Nuclear critic urges removal of radioactive waste at West Lake Landfill

News story by the St. Louis Post Dispatch  – By JEFFREY TOMICH jtomich@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8320 BRIDGETON • The West Lake Landfill is, in reality, an unregulated radioactive waste dump that should be cleaned up under the same federal program as similar St. Louis-area sites contaminated with World…

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Nuclear Waste Expert, Robert Alvarez to speak at West Lake Community Groups meeting, 11/21/2013

We have received word that nationally recognized Nuclear Waste Expert Robert Alvarez will speak and present at our Nov 21st Community meeting. We have learned that Mr. Alvarez has spent a considerable amount of time these past few months studying and looking over documents pertaining…

Panel Discussion on Bridgeton Landfill Fire, 09/26/2013

State Representative Rory Ellinger hosts a discussion panel at Heman Park Community Center about the current status of the landfills affecting the entire region. PANEL: Community Activist Kay Drey Community Activist Dawn Chapman Assistant Fire Chief of Pattonville Fire Protection District Matt Lavanchy Office of…

Hot Spot Near West Lake Landfill Raises Concerns

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–An environmental group is warning a new underground fire could be forming at a Bridgeton landfill — closer to buried nuclear waste than the current fire. The existing underground fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill was last reported about twelve-hundred feet from the West…

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Republic submits 2nd contingency plan to MO DNR.

Republic Services has submitted a second ‘Contingency Plan’ to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MO DNR) for dealing with the fire at Westlake Landfill in the event that the fire reaches the Isolation break.  The link to the full contingency plan is located here (in…

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Pattonville Firefighters Issue Dire Warning on Nuclear Waste

Article originally published by CBS St Louis BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) – A prominent fire commander is calling for the removal of nuclear waste from the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton as his department monitors an underground landfill fire nearby. “We need to quit talking about it…

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Could Dooley Do More to Rid County of Nuclear Waste?

Original Article from CBS St Louis BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) – With an underground landfill fire burning near a nuclear dump site, activists want St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley to champion the removal of nuclear waste. “People want this radioactive waste removed,” said Dawn Chapman, a…

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St Louis Cancer Clusters

FROM KSDK.COM: Leisa Zigman’s I-team report. ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) – There are radioactive secrets beneath the banks and waters of a north St. Louis County creek that may be linked to a staggering number of cancers, illnesses and birth defects. In four square miles, there are…

Republic’s proposed contingency plan for the Westlake Landfill Fire

This is the proposed contingency plan that Republic Services turned into the DNR per the Attorney Generals lawsuit agreement! Yes…you are reading this correctly…they want to dig an “Isolation Barrier” in the radioactive area! This is the point where we as a community start to…

Secrets buried beneath Westlake Landfill, 06/14/2013

KSDK.com by Lisa Zeigman ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) – For more than 30 years, a former worker has kept a secret. It is a secret he says is buried beneath the landfill and one that has haunted him for decades. But because of all the recent…

St. Louis Is Burning, 05/10/2013

Rolling Stone by Steven Hsieh An underground landfill fire near tons of nuclear waste raises serious health and safety concerns – so why isn’t the government doing more to help? There’s a fire burning in Bridgeton, Missouri. It’s invisible to area residents, buried deep beneath…

West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Earth City Floodplain, Apr-May 2010

Sierra Club.org by Ginger Harris While we’re discussing what shouldn’t be in a floodplain, here’s something else that shouldn’t be there: illegally dumped radioactive waste from Mallinckrodt’s processing of extremely “hot” Belgian Congo uranium for the US’s first atomic bomb. This radioactive waste is sitting behind…