“We should be able to announce a decision in the month of January,” Pruitt said. “There are proposals that I am looking at this month to make a decision on West Lake. It has been a long time coming, specifically 27 years. It is a very important issue for the people of St. Louis.”
“It has taken the agency 27 years to make a decision on whether to excavate or cap the site,” Pruitt added. “That is unacceptable.”
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