Tag: Bridgeton Landfill

Just Moms STL has the right idea

By Jean Card Until our tiresome, bickering leaders in the capital city can sort out how to fix the costly, ObamaCare-exacerbated disaster that is America’s health insurance market, my husband and I are looking for creative ways to afford health-care coverage. A trial-lawyer-and-union-supported environmental fringe group in Missouri has given […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]