West Lake Landfill Owners Step Up Lobbying Efforts, 12/14/2015

STL Today.com
Blythe Bernhard, Jacob Barker

The lobbying arm of the company that owns the radioactive West Lake Landfill has escalated its efforts to keep the waste buried in Bridgeton.

New ads on local radio and social media, and telemarketing calls and emails from a group called Coalition to Keep Us Safe encourage residents to call their members of Congress to support a 2008 Environmental Protection Agency plan to put a cap over the landfill.

Missouri’s congressional delegation has criticized the agency for lack of progress on West Lake and sponsored a bill that would transfer authority over the landfill to the Army Corps of Engineers.

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