Tag Archives: Bridgeton Landfill

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal testifies before the House Budget Committee on her buyout bill for residents near West Lake Landfill April 26, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/The MISSOURI TIMES)

EPA releases another report showing no radiation danger outside Westlake Landfill

EPA releases another report showing no radiation danger outside Westlake Landfill

ST. LOUIS — The Environmental Protection Agency today released further information that the area outside West Lake Landfill does not possess radioactive waste, another in a series of scientific reports calling into question the credibility of some activists uproar. The latest study affirms House Republicans decision not to spend $1,000,000 in taxpayer money to buyout

U.S. senators file bill to transfer West Lake to Corps of Engineers

BRIDGETON, Mo. – Missouri’s federal delegation is leading an effort to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to take over cleanup of the West Lake Landfill. Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the landfill. In past months, state lawmakers have come forward opposing the administrative switch. U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill have

Koster releases new findings on West Lake Landfill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Several expert witnesses gathered by the state for a lawsuit against Republic Services Inc. and management of the West Lake Landfill say that radiation and other pollutants have migrated off-site, a serious concern for nearby residents. Attorney General Chris Koster filed suit against Republic in 2013 for alleged wrongdoing associated with


Republic Services drops $70,000 into 2014

Saint Louis, Mo. — Republic Services, Inc. may be encountering friction with some local communities over the environmental hazards of the Bridgeton and West Lake Landfills, but the waste management company appears to be greasing the wheels of Missouri’s state lawmakers. Since August of this year, the company has dropped $70,000 into the state campaign


Activists, citizens gather to discuss the Bridgeton and West Lake landfills

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — Rep. Rory Ellinger, D-University City, hosted a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss concerns from residents in his district and North St. Louis County about a fire underneath the Bridgeton Landfill and its potential to hit radioactive waste in the neighboring West Lake Landfill. Last week, the landfill announced its