Today, The Senate Passed Bill S.2306, 02/02/2016

S.2306 – A bill to require the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to undertake remediation oversight of the West Lake Landfill located in Bridgeton, Missouri.    http://democrats.senate.gov/2016/02/02/wrap-up-for-tuesday-february-2-2016/#.VrGnm7JrhaR

U.S. Senate votes to move West Lake cleanup from EPA to Army Corps, 02/02/2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Jacob Barker The Army Corps of Engineers could take over cleanup of the radioactive West Lake Landfill under a bill passed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate. Residents and activists have long pushed for oversight of the Bridgeton landfill’s cleanup to be…

Senate Passes Blunt, McCaskill Bill to Help West Lake Families, 02/02/2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.) today applauded Senate passage of their bill, S. 2306, to transfer remediation authority over the West Lake landfill from the Environmental Protection Agency to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, putting the site in the…

Part 2: Does existing law already order the ‘recall’ of radwaste at West Lake? 01/30/2016

Examiner.com by Byron DeLear In Part 1 of this series, we laid out the history the how the Manhattan Project produced over 125,000 tons of nuclear waste in St. Louis, Missouri which was stored out in the open at several sites. Between 43,000-48,000 tons of this…

More radioactivity turns up near St. Louis-area illegal nuclear waste dump landfill, 01/28/2016

The Japan Times AP BRIDGETON, MISSOURI – A Missouri agency has found more off-site radiation contamination near a St. Louis-area landfill where nuclear waste was illegally dumped four decades ago. KMOX-AM (cbsloc.al/1PjM5iW ) reports that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said gamma radiation was…

Fire burns through the night at Republic Service’s Sugar Creek landfill, 01/28/2016

The Kansas City Star by Robert A. Cronkleton A fire at the Courtney Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility in Sugar Creek burned through the night and into Thursday. A passer-by noticed the fire at the landfill at 1701 N. Missouri 291 shortly before 11 p.m….

Chappelle-Nadal wants state to buy out homes near West Lake Landfill, 01/26/2015

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Jack Suntrup JEFFERSON CITY • Meagan Beckermann begged a Senate panel Tuesday approve a bill that would let the state buy her home. She lives in Bridgeton, near the West Lake Landfill. And not much farther away is Coldwater Creek, which is…

West Lake Landfill Vicinity, Radiological Survey & Sampling Interim Report, 01/2016

Missouri Department of Natural Resources January 2016 West Lake Landfill Vicinity, Radiological Survey & Sampling Interim Report Rep. Otto Praises DNR’s efforts to Identify Landfill Contamination, Jan. 26, 2016

Residents Near Bridgeton Landfill Subject of New Health Survey, 01/21/2016

CBS St. Louis ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX)Residents around the burning Bridgeton Landfill will be the subject of a new study by the St. Louis County Health Department.  The health department is preparing a survey of residents living near the landfill to determine if they have…

UPDATE: Residents frustrated by EPA’s isolation barrier plan for West Lake Landfill, 01/11/2016

WasteDive.com by Arlene Karidis UPDATE: Despite plans to build an underground barrier between Bridgeton Landfill and West Lake Landfill, residents have reported to be frustrated and claim the fire-prevention efforts are not enough, according to International Business Times and Al Jazeera. “It’s looking more and more like removal is the only…

Residents Frustrated With Planned Barrier Between Fire, Nuclear Waste Dump In St. Louis, 01/09/2016

International Business Times by Adam Lidgett While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to go ahead with the building of a firebreak between an underground fire and a nuclear-waste site in suburban St. Louis, area residents indicated they are frustrated by the situation, Al Jazeera reported Saturday….

St. Louis anxious about EPA plan for barrier between fire, toxic waste, 01/08/2016

Aljazeera America.com by Ryan Schuessler Statement on barrier between underground fire and radioactive waste comes after study shows contamination is spreading Those living near a landfill complex in suburban St. Louis where an underground fire is burning near Cold War-era nuclear weapons waste say they…

West Lake Citizens Headed to Washington Over Nuclear Waste, 01/06/2016

CBS St. Louis Help Send Just Moms STL to Washington, DC! Related story: Landfill Neighbors to Deliver Signatures to Governor’s Office Chapman says with so much uncertainty about the underground fires no one can say the landfills were ever under control.

Study Finds Radioactive Waste at St. Louis-Area Landfill Has Migrated Off-Site, 01/02/2016

NASDAQ.com Dow Jones Business News by John R. Emshwiller and Gary Fields Shutterstock photo Radioactive contamination from a St. Louis-area landfill containing nuclear-weapons-related waste likely has migrated off-site, according to a study published this week in a scientific journal. One of the authors of the…

EPA orders barrier installed to protect nuclear waste from underground fire near St. Louis, 01/02/2016

Los Angeles Times by Associated Press   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the installation of an isolation barrier to make sure that an underground fire does not reach buried nuclear waste at a suburban St. Louis landfill. Mark Hague, EPA regional administrator, who…

The Looming Environmental Disaster in Missouri that Nobody is Talking About, 01/02/2016

AntiMedia.org Claire Bernish (ANTIMEDIA) St. Louis, MO — What happens when radioactive byproduct from the Manhattan Project comes into contact with an “underground fire” at a landfill? Surprisingly, no one actually knows for sure; but residents of Bridgeton, Missouri, near the West Lake and Bridgeton Landfills —…

EPA proceeds with long-delayed barrier between burning landfill and radioactive waste, 12/31/2015

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Jacob Barker The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would require a barrier separating the radioactively contaminated West Lake Landfill from the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill. It’s a decision that has been under consideration for more than two years. “Based on…