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Missouri Landfill May Be More Contaminated Than Previously Thought

Article-Missouri Landfill May Be More Contaminated Than Previously Thought

In a revelation that could shake up oversight and liability at the contaminated West Lake Landfill, one of the companies involved says some of the radioactive waste may have come from sources officials have yet to acknowledge.

“There’s some evidence that there could be other waste streams there,” said Craig Nesbit, a spokesman for Exelon Generation.

He said Exelon supports “proposed science-based efforts to understand all historical radiological material placed in the West Lake landfill.”

The news has already spurred the St. Louis area’s congressional delegation to call for a new review to determine whether the site should be added to a special nuclear cleanup program. In a letter to the Department of Energy, they indicated some of the waste may have been under the DOE’s jurisdiction.

Continue reading at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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