Category: Waste Management

EPA documents show unnecessary excavation at West Lake Landfill will be long, dangerous and expensive

New draft documents released by the EPA show unnecessary excavation at the West Lake Landfill will increase risks to Missourians including local workers and add years to the cleanup process at the site. The draft documents, posted by EPA Region 7 in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) […]

Judge blocks activists from returning to West Lake Landfill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of a group of environmental activists have been permanently banned from the Bridgeton and West Lake landfills. Ten members of the organization called the Earth Defense Coalition attempted to block two entrances to the landfills in late March by sitting in the street and chaining […]

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 […]

Chappelle-Nadal pushes taxpayer buyout as Fitzpatrick stresses fiscal discipline

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the EPA enters its 10th year of inaction on the West Lake Landfill question, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has taken her crusade for a $12.5 million dollar taxpayer buyout of homes in her district all the way to the House Budget Committee. SB 22, better known […]

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

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – 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. The West Lake Landfill has been in operation for over 50 years, […]