EPA Finds Radiation in West Lake Landfill Runoff, 05/26/2016

CBS St. Louis BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) – There was Facebook video in December showing a torrent of rain running off the West Lake Landfill during flash flooding. Now the EPA has done some testing on the runoff. The EPA found radiation in the dirt near a…

EPA to Conduct Additional Sediment Sampling at the West Lake Landfill, 05/26/2016

EPA West Lake Update In January, the Potentially Responsible Par- ties (PRPs) collected three sediment samples at the West Lake Landfill as part of additional characterization work for Area 1 and Area 2. EPA required two additional sediment samples to be collected in March in…

Former McDonnell Douglas workers, residents file suit over radiation exposure, 05/20/2016

St. Louis Public Radio by Durrie Bouscaren The temporary waste disposal site near Lambert Airport. After World War II, federal contractors stored drums of residue, barium sulfate cake and contaminated scrap created as Mallinckrodt refined uranium for the atomic bombs. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS Three…

Activists file UN complaint over West Lake Landfill, 05/04/2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Jacob Barker Activists pushing for the removal of radioactive contamination in the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton say they have filed a formal complaint with the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, founders of JustMoms STL, and…

EPA orders more fire control measures at West Lake landfill, 04/28/2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Jacob Barker The owner of the Bridgeton Landfill will install more cooling loops and temperature monitors and expand a plastic cover over the Bridgeton Landfill in an effort to keep an underground fire from reaching radioactive waste. Federal authorities announced the…

Owner of burning, reeking Missouri landfill nearing Cold War nuclear waste agrees to new EPA steps, 04/29/216

The Japan Times AP KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the underground blaze, a U.S. Environmental Agency administrator said Thursday. While stressing there’s no…

Radioactive Hot Spot Prompts Researchers’ Concerns, 04/28/2016

The Wall Street Journal by John R. Emshwiller About a mile from homes in Missouri’s St. Louis County lies a radioactive hot spot with contamination levels hundreds of times above federal safety guidelines. But there are no plans to clean it up. That is because the location, tainted with waste from atomic-weapons…

EPA orders work to start on landfill barrier, 04/28/2016

KSDK.com The E.P.A. is ordering Republic Services to begin work on a barrier that will ensure an underground fire at the Bridgeton Landfill never reaches nuclear waste buried at the West Lake Landfill. http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/epa-orders-work-to-start-on-landfill-barrier/158404256

Koster’s Bridgeton Landfill lawsuit back in county court, 04/26/2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jacob Barker A federal judge is sending Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s environmental lawsuit against the owner of the Bridgeton Landfill back to St. Louis County Circuit Court. In October, Republic Services, the owner of the burning Bridgeton Landfill and the adjacent…

Newly Formed Group Protests Handling of West Lake Landfill, 04/18/2016

CBS St. Louis by Brett Blume BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) – There’s a new group entering the fray surrounding the underground fire near nuclear waste at the West Lake landfill in Bridgeton. Citing what she calls “deteriorating conditions” at the site, Susan Lorel Folle and her fellow…

STL landfill fire nears collision with radioactive waste: What’s next? 04/18/2016

Occasional Planet by Gloria Shur Bilchik What happens when a landfill fire meets a radioactive waste dump?  St. Louis, Missouri, may be the first metropolitan area to find out. In North St. Louis County, near the St. Louis Airport, and a mile from Pattonville High…

Republic Services Loses Appeal, Must Build Barrier at Westlake Landfill, 04/13/2016

CBS – St. Louis KMOX BRIDGETON (KMOX) – The owners of the burning Bridgeton Landfill lost their appeal of a state order to install a heat extraction barrier in the neck of the landfill, designed to slow the underground fire from reaching buried nuclear waste. The…

AG Koster announces dismissal of Republic Services, Inc.’s appeal over installing heat-extraction cooling loops, 04/13/2016

BREAKING NEWS AG Koster announces dismissal of Republic Services, Inc.’s appeal over installing heat-extraction cooling loops at Bridgeton Landfill April 13, 2016, 4:41 PM Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that the Administrative Hearing Commission has dismissed an appeal of the Missouri…

Ghosts Of Hiroshima Haunt Fuming Landfill Near Ferguson, Missouri, 04/13/2016

Seattle Medium by Josh Peterson Urban News Service By Josh Peterson Urban News Service BRIDGETON, Mo. – Outside Ferguson, Missouri, another issue burns. This time, it’s environmental. An underground fire smolders toward radioactive waste tied to the atomic bombs that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This…