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Regional EPA leaders visit West Lake Landfill Superfund site, release map of radioactive contamination via St. Louis Post Dispatch

BRIDGETON — The Environmental Protection Agency released new maps Friday of radioactivity at West Lake Landfill, showing contamination extending up to and, in at least a few places, slightly beyond the fence line of the Superfund site. Planning the long-awaited … Continue reading

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Study Finds Radioactive Waste at St. Louis-Area Landfill Has Migrated Off-Site via The Wall Street Journal

By JOHN R. EMSHWILLER And GARY FIELDS Jan. 2, 2016 8:36 a.m. ET 27 COMMENTS Radioactive contamination from a St. Louis-area landfill containing nuclear-weapons-related waste likely has migrated off-site, according to a study published this week in a scientific journal. … Continue reading

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EPA Orders Barrier for Nuclear Waste at Missouri Landfill via ABC News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday ordered installation of an isolation barrier to make sure that an underground fire does not reach buried nuclear waste at a suburban St. Louis landfill. Mark Hague, EPA regional administrator, said the plan … Continue reading

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Nuclear Waste Dump: Who Is Responsible? via KSDK

In the 1940s, Mallinckrodt Chemical Works in downtown St. Louis purified thousands of tons of uranium to make the first atomic bombs. But the process also generated enormous amounts of radioactive waste. Citing national security, the Atomic Energy Commission, now … Continue reading

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