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EPA Investigation Shows No Manhattan Project Waste in Homes Sampled in Spanish Village, Bridgeton, Mo.

The results of EPA's residential sampling in the Spanish Village neighborhood of Bridgeton, Mo., conducted the week of Dec. 26, 2016, show no Manhattan Project waste was found and no further action under CERCLA is warranted where the sampling was conducted...

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Pruitt making comments on West Lake Landfill

Meanwhile, Pruitt said Wednesday that while former President Barack Obama was considered "an environmental savior," the EPA did not take steps "at all" to clean up numerous sites around the country, posing "great risk" to citizens in those areas...

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As EPA stalls on Westlake Landfill, Chappelle-Nadal files massive home buyout bill

With the state budget facing a potential $700 million shortfall, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has filed legislation hoping to see the state buy north of 90 homes, totaling almost $13 million, near the West Lake Landfill...

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Corps says it won't clean up radioactive landfill faster than EPA

Giving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority over West Lake Landfill won’t speed up the removal of radioactive contamination, according to a top corps official...

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Radiation risks from West Lake, Coldwater Creek low, say experts

The St. Louis region has been stuck with nuclear waste ever since it helped give the United States the atomic bomb in the 1940s. But concern about the risks of radioactive contamination has spiked recently ...

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How Do You Put Out A Subterranean Fire Beneath A Mountain Of Trash?

Giving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority over West Lake Landfill won’t speed up the removal of radioactive contamination, according to a top corps official...

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Fact vs Fiction: Coldwater Creek vs. West Lake Landfill

A conflation of facts between the West Lake Landfill and Coldwater Creek may be helping to fuel fears about the landfill...

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Underground ‘fire’ at landfill is a misnomer

This migrating heat pocket is the “fire” you keep reading about in the headlines, but there’s no flame — and no oxygen to speak of down there to feed it...

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Are the Bridgeton and West Lake Landfills a toxic legacy for St. Louis?

When you arrive at the Bridgeton Landfill just off St. Charles Rock Road, you see them right away, signs indicating a potential hazard. This is where the West Lake Landfill operating unit one is located. It`s also where radioactive material is buried...

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Fact vs Fiction: Bridgeton Landfill emergency plans

Emergency plans that were released by nearby school districts and St. Louis County about the Bridgeton Landfill got some parents very worried...

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Fact vs. Fiction: Bridgeton Landfill fears aren't keeping people away

It’s the close of the season, and the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex is pretty quiet now, save for the sounds of airplanes passing overhead...

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Oncologist downplays fears over radioactive waste at West Lake Landfill

An oncologist at the Siteman Cancer Center said an explosion could not occur if an underground fire at the Bridgeton Landfill reaches radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill...

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Landfill reaction physically impossible, owner says

It has hundreds of families living in fear and school districts preparing for nuclear emergencies. But on Tuesday, the owner of two controversial landfills in north St. Louis County said there is no reason to be alarmed...

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Bridgeton Landfill Owner Says Everything Is Safe; Allman Report Goes There To Check Things Out

The owner of the Bridgeton and Westlake landfills continues to say there is no danger at either spot. Russ Knocke, the VP of Communications & Public Affairs at Republic Services appeared on the Allman Report last week claiming that it's all hysteria and offered our reporter Aisha Khan a tour...

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Trains could carry radioactive waste from Westlake Landfill though St. Charles County

Residents in St. Charles County are familiar with seeing trains. Locomotives roll through the county several times a day, but a topic under discussion involving the Westlake Landfill has some on edge...

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Bridgeton Landfill: How the current situation came to pass

Concern and controversy over the Bridgeton and West Lake landfills continues to swirl as nearby residents demand nuclear waste dumped at West Lake be removed....

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News 4's Russell Kinsaul tours the Bridgeton and West Lake Landfills

News 4's Russell Kinsaul gets an up close look at the two landfills at the center of controversy and anger...

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EPA Region 7 letter to Pattonville School District Superintendent

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency manages the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site and I would like to take a moment to speak with you and your families about the site. It is vitally important to all of us at the EPA that those who live in the areas around the West Lake Landfill know and understand the science-based facts regarding the contamination and what current risks the wastes may pose...

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No offsite public health concerns near West Lake Landfill

I want to assure you that we at the Environmental Protection Agency are committed to protecting public health from the radiological contamination buried at the West Lake Landfill. Numerous studies by federal and state partners demonstrate that there is no current offsite health risk...

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EPA disputes Koster's landfill reports, calls them 'not helpful'

The EPA said it "strongly disagrees" with reports from Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster that assert the underground fire in Bridgeton Landfill is not under control...

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Federal report shows no radiation risk to communities around the West Lake Landfill

A federal report shows no off-site human health risk from radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill...

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EPA Receives Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Health Consultation for West Lake Landfill; Report Shows No Public Health Risk for St. Louis

A health consultation conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a part of the U.S. Health and Human Services, shows that groundwater, air, and soil data do not indicate a health risk to communities surrounding the West Lake Landfill...

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Low Air Pollution Risk Near West Lake Landfill, EPA Says

The underground fire at the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site does not produce air pollution that exceeds hazardous standards, the regional head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday...

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EPA says fire won't spread radioactive material via air

The subsurface fire at Bridgeton Landfill has raised a big question since it was discovered four years ago: What happens if it comes into contact with radioactive waste dumped nearby?...

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Republic Services: Little risk to public if landfill fire reaches radioactive waste

A new report from the owners of the Bridgeton Landfill finds little risk to public health even if an underground chemical reaction spreads to the adjacent West Lake Landfill and the radioactive waste illegally dumped there 40 years ago...

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Fear of bird strikes factors into effort to solve landfill issues

Beyond radioactive waste, burning trash and dangerous chemicals, there's another risk that could hamper construction of a protective barrier between Bridgeton and West Lake landfills...

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Bridgeton Landfill fire is not moving toward radioactive waste, consultants say

Consultants hired by Republic Services, owners of the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill, said a new analysis of temperatures and emissions shows the underground fire at the landfill is not growing nor moving toward radioactive waste...

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Oil trains move across dozens of Missouri counties

Railroads have been hauling more than a dozen trains weekly through Missouri carrying volatile crude oil from the Northern Plains that has been involved in multiple fiery accidents, according to railroad disclosures released Thursday...

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Exelon doubts EPA will order removal of West Lake radioactive waste

Construction has been almost nonstop at the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill this year, with workers laboring even during a frigid January to build the treatment plants and filtering systems that keep the worst of the odors at bay...

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Officials to monitor hazardous waste traveling through city

The sound of rumbling trains and trucks throughout Buchanan County has raised the curiosity of local officials. With oil exploration increasing in areas to the north, the Buchanan County Local Emergency Planning Committee wants to learn more about what is being transported through the city...

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EPA: No public health risk from radiation at Bridgeton sports complex

Preliminary results of radiation screening at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex show no signs of a public health risk, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday...

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North Quarry CO testing results released

Results were announced Friday from the third round of carbon monoxide testing at Bridgeton Landfill, conducted by the landfill team...

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Supports EPA decision to contain radiological material at landfill

On behalf of the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council, I support the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 Record of Decision to contain the radiological material on-site at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton...

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Encase or move: Groups seek solution for landfill radiological material

Eighty-seven hundred tons of leached barium sulfate -- that's how much of this low-level radiological material was dumped at the West Lake Landfill, in Bridgeton...

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Possible radioactive waste transport draws opposition

Cooper County officials are strongly opposed to the potential transport of radioactive waste from a site in St. Louis to its final destination in Utah...

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