New Reports in West Lake Landfill Case Show the Site is Safe

November 2, 2015

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New Reports in West Lake Landfill Case Show the Site is Safe

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Adding to conflicting information about the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill and the radioactive West Lake Landfill, new reports filed in court show the sites are safe and under control.

The 15 reports were submitted Friday by the landfills’ owner Republic Services as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the company by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster for various environmental violations. The case is expected to go to trial next year.

Radioactive materials in the soil of West Lake Landfill do not pose any immediate or short-term health risks to workers or neighbors, wrote Paul Rosasco of Colorado-based Engineering Management Support. The nuclear waste, byproducts of uranium processing for the atomic bomb, was dumped in the landfill in the 1970s.

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