EPA hearing on St. Louis Co. contamination site

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(BRIDGETON, Mo., AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency holds a public meeting this week about radioactive waste in the Missouri River flood plain near the St. Louis County town of Bridgeton.
The EPA’s meeting on the West Lake Landfill Superfund site is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Machinists Hall Auditorium in Bridgeton.
The West Lake Landfill is among several sites in the St. Louis region contaminated by radioactive waste from Mallinckrodt Chemical Co.’s Cold War-era uranium processing operations. The EPA decided in 2008 to cover the waste and leave it, rather than remove it.
Some nearby residents and environmental groups have urged the EPA to reconsider, fearing the waste could contaminate groundwater.