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Contamination Found on Private Property Next to West Lake Landfill

Article-Contamination Found on Private Property Next to West Lake Landfill

The EPA is cleaning up radioactive contamination that was found in the solid of a private property adjacent to the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo.

St. Louis Public Radio has the story:

Data released Friday by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources shows two soil samples "on private property" have levels of thorium higher than what is allowed for unrestricted use by the EPA, including one sample three times higher than the limit. Those samples were taken on the border of a lot used by AAA Trailer Services.

The new report is an update of interim data released in January of testing done last November. The initial report noted the contaminated soil samples were located "at the unmarked perimeter of the facility and neighboring private property," and could in fact be within the landfill perimeter. This final report makes clear they are located on private property.

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