School Districts Prepare for West Lake Landfill EmergencySchool Districts Prepare for West Lake Landfill Emergency
October 15, 2015
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Four school districts near the radioactive West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton sent letters to parents Monday explaining their plans for a potential emergency at the site.
“We remain frustrated by the situation at the landfill,” wrote Mike Fulton, superintendent of the Pattonville School District. “This impacts not only our community, but the entire St. Louis region.”
The letters from Pattonville, Orchard Farm, St. Charles and Francis Howell districts used similar language to describe what will happen if toxic fumes are released into the community. Students will either shelter in place at their schools or will be evacuated as directed by emergency responders.