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Radioactivity Testing to Begin at West Lake, Bridgeton Landfills

Radioactivity Testing to Begin at West Lake, Bridgeton Landfills

Radioactive tests are set to begin Monday at the West Lake and Bridgeton landfills. The Environmental Protection Agency approved a testing plan to understand the scope of radioactive contamination at the landfills in Bridgeton. According to The St. Louis Post- Dispatch, West Lake Landfill was contaminated 40 years ago after a contractor for a uranium processing company illegally dumped waste there. The test will also look for contamination in part of the adjacent Bridgeton Landfill.

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