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A Brief History of: The West Lake Landfill (Short Documentary) via Kqueirolomce

Landfills are by design a method of sweeping the mess under the proverbial rug. They are somewhere to store waste for a long period of time, naturally much of the items placed in landfills are not easily recyclable either due … Continue reading

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Radioactive Waste Could Be Killing Residents in Missouri Community via TruthOut

Austin Price […] For years, many of these residents have filed lawsuits against Cotter Corporation and Mallinckrodt, the companies responsible for dumping the radioactive nuclear waste in the unlined landfill (a former limestone quarry) as well as in open piles … Continue reading

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Historic Midwest Flooding Sparks Concerns About Drinking Water, Toxic Sites via Reader Supported News (ThinkProgress)

By Eric Crunden But even in areas that managed to avoid the worst of the damage, local experts are worried about a range of environmental hazards — from drinking water to Superfund sites — that pose a serious threat to … Continue reading

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In Some Toxic Towns, Many Feel the Government Has Been ‘Pretty Much Shut Down’ for Decades via Think Progress/Reader Supported News

By Mark Hand, ThinkProgress 02 February 19 For those living near Superfund sites, the shutdown fueled fears that the EPA isn’t able to respond in an emergency.   hree months after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a cleanup plan … Continue reading

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Decision time for St. Louis’ radioactive waste via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Kay Drey A decision is expected to be announced any day by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about the radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill site in St. Louis County. West Lake is one of the last sites in … Continue reading

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Class action lawsuits filed for victims of West Lake Landfill radiation via St. Louis American

Radioactive material came to St. Louis in the 1940s with World War II, when a uranium processing plant was constructed downtown. Years later, in the 1970s, radioactive waste from that site was transported to the West Lake Landfill in the … Continue reading

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Announces West Lake Landfill Superfund Proposed Remedy via EPA Headquarters

WASHINGTON  — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the proposed remedy for the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Missouri. “The people of the St. Louis region deserve clarity and answers with respect to the remediation of … Continue reading

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State says radioactivity in stormwater runoff is not from West Lake Landfill waste via St. Louis Post Dispatch

Analysis has shown that radioactivity found in stormwater runoff from West Lake Landfill could not be linked to decades-old radioactive waste at the site, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says. “The results do not indicate that the radionuclides in … Continue reading

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Radioactive materials found in West Lake runoff area via St. Louis Pubic Radio

Radioactive material has been discovered in a drainage area located in the northwest portion of the West Lake Landfill. The federal Environmental Protection Agency ordered landfill owner Republic Services and the Cotter Corporation to collect sediment samples in March in … Continue reading

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Is This the 4th Recent Nuclear Disaster to Strike the U.S.? via Natural Blaze

Is there any nuclear site in the United States that is not currently collapsing, leaking or otherwise posing a major health or environmental risk? Certainly there are, but that number is becoming smaller and smaller. In addition to three other … Continue reading

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