Public weighs in on West Lake proposal, overwhelmingly wants more thorough cleanup, 03/07/2018

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
by Bryce Gray

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This is all I have left of my daughter,” said Kirbi Pemberton, who holds up a lock of hair from her daughter who died in 2014, during the public comment portion of the EPA West Lake Landfill clean up meeting on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the District 9 Machinists Hall. Pemberton grew up Spanish Village and has always lived within 5 miles of the West Lake Landfill. Pemberton believes her family’s health issues are related to the contamination. Her daughter died of a rare brain cancer at the age of 12, in 2014. To the right is Just Moms STL leaders Karen Nichols. The EPA has proposed removing some of the radioactive material at the site but not all the radioactive material. The public did not support their proposal. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com.

BRIDGETON • Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a long-awaited proposal to partially remove the radioactive contamination at the West Lake Landfill Superfund site here, while placing a protective cap over material left behind. READ MORE

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