Update Closure, Post-Closure and Submission of Corrective Action Plans and Financial Service, Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill… 03/16/2016

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Submitted to:  Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, Republic Services, Inc. Update Closure, Post-Closure and Submission of Corrective Action Plans and Financial Service, Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, Permit Number 0118912, St. Louis County Excerpt:  

EPA takes half measures to save face on radioactive West Lake Landfill, 04/07/2016

The Examiner by Byron DeLear After the recent revelation of the Environmental Protection Agency“deciding” to remove offsite radwaste at the West Lake Landfill—something they’ve essentially denied existing for years—the beleaguered agency is now grasping at half-measured solutions in its handling of the smoldering, radioactive site. Due to a transfer-bill recently…

Editorial: Stop squabbling and clean up the West Lake Landfill, 04/06/2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by the Editorial Board Residents near the West Lake and Bridgeton landfills are finally getting responses from the Environmental Protection Agency to their concerns about living next to a radioactive dumpsite precariously exposed to an advancing underground fire. After leadfooting it for years, the EPA…

Radioactive contamination found on private property next to West Lake Landfill, 04/02/2016

St. Louis Public Radio by Stephanie Lecci The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is confirming that radioactive contamination has been found in soil “on private property” adjacent to the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton. Data released Friday shows two soil samples have levels of thorium higher than…

EPA says it will remove radioactive dirt on private property adjacent to landfill, 04/01/2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Jacob Barker The Environmental Protection Agency plans to clean up spots of dirt on private property just outside the radioactively contaminated West Lake Landfill. Testing from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources identified radioactive contamination on property beyond the landfill’s perimeter,…

St. Louis’ West Lake Landfill: A Runaway, Ticking, Nuclear Time Bomb That Has Residents Terrified (Pt. 3), 03/31/2016

Enviro News by Josh Cunnings Part 3 of a 15-Part Mini-Series Titled: Nuclear Power in Our World Today http://environews.tv/033116-st-louis-west-lake-landfill-a-runaway-ticking-nuclear-time-bomb/

West Lake Landfill Moms Meet with Head of EPA, 03/30/2016

CBS St. Louis by Kevin Killeen ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Members of the West Lake Landfill Moms group meet with the head of the EPA in Washington, D.C., calling for a buyout of homes near the landfill, and transfer of the site from the EPA to…

EPA maps extent of West Lake radioactive contamination, 03/24/2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Jacob Barker After almost a year of study, the Environmental Protection Agency says it believes it has completely mapped the extent of radioactive contamination at the West Lake Landfill. The findings come as the agency works to finalize plans for a barrierseparating…

BREAKING NEWS! AG Koster releases statement on new EPA report, 03/24/2016

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster released the following statement on today’s report from the EPA:  “Today’s report confirms that EPA has never had a clear picture of the extent of contamination at the West Lake landfill, and it is deeply concerning that it…

EPA: Radioactive Material in Unexpected Places at Landfill, 03/24/2016

ABC News by the Associated Press Radioactive material buried near an underground fire at a suburban St. Louis landfill has been found in areas where it was previously not suspected, but there is no increased health risk to residents or workers, Environmental Protection Agency officials said…

Mo. state attorney general chides EPA over West Lake Landfill, 03/13/2016

Kmov.com St. Louis KMOV.com ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency for missing deadlines in its planned cleanup of the West Lake Landfill near St. Louis. Koster says in a letter to EPA officials that progress on…

Missouri attorney general slams EPA for missed deadlines at West Lake Landfill, 03/09/2016

St. Louis Public Radio.org by Durrie Bouscaren Missouri’s attorney general is publicly chiding the Environmental Protection Agency for its “repeated missed deadlines” in its oversight of radioactive contamination at the West Lake Landfill in north St. Louis County. An underground chemical reaction, commonly referred to as…

Bill to transfer West Lake Landfill oversight from EPA to Army Corps hits opposition in D.C., 03/07/2016

St. Louis Public Radio.org by Durrie Bouscaren Map of the West Lake Landfill PROVIDED BY THE EPA A federal proposal to remove the Environmental Protection Agency from the helm of remediation efforts at the West Lake Landfill is hitting some opposition in Washington, as an…

Trial delayed in Koster lawsuit over Bridgeton Landfill, 03/04/2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Jacob Barker Koster’s office says that Pelopidas, which Republic Services says it used to manage public relations, has “admissions” by Republic employees or contractors that the smoldering fire “will indeed reach the radiologically impacted materials at one or both of the…

Despite push to strip it of authority, EPA moves forward on West Lake cleanup, 03/02/2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Jacob Barker The Environmental Protection Agency is “well aware” of legislation approved by the U.S. Senate that would take away the agency’s jurisdiction over the radioactively contaminated West Lake Landfill. But an agency official on Wednesday night said the EPA will…

Casualties of War, 03/02/2016

Earth Island.org by Lori Freshwater Radioactive waste from the nation’s atomic past could be connected to the high number of cancers and rare illnesses in North St. Louis County. Patricia Barry arrives at the St. Louis Bread Company to meet with me. I’d seen photos of…

International Nuclear Waste Expert Visits Contaminated Areas In St. Louis, 02/22/2016

Environmental Echo by Holly Shanks Crowd attending at the STLCC-Wildwood symposium “The Atoms Next Door” held February 20. “I toured the situation yesterday and my hair nearly fell out,” Dr. Helen Caldicott said. “I’ve never seen anything so **** dangerous.” The internationally renowned authority on the…