The EPA has opened a formal Public Comment period that ends this Monday, April 23rd.  

The illegally stored nuclear bomb production waste and nearby landfill fire at the West Lake Landfill / Bridgeton Landfill Complex are of concern to the entire St. Louis region and beyond.  The EPA has opened a formal Public Comment period that ends this Monday, April 23rd.  Please show them that our community is concerned and wants the best and safest solution for this site by submitting a comment to: https://www.epa.gov/mo/west-lake-landfill

The following ARE NOT included in EPA’s Proposed Remedy.  If you agree with the following, please include them in your comment:

  1. As much of the radioactive material that can be safely removed should be removed.
  2. Since this radioactive material remains radiotoxic for over 9000 years, permanent safeguards must be put in place to protect our community from any radioactive materials left behind.
  3. The St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management and the Pattonville Fire Department should be granted the authority to visit the site at any time and be granted the authority to stop work should they feel the safety of the workers or community is at risk.
  4. EPA must acknowledge that the “effect of errors” has a high likelihood of putting people living within approximately one mile of the site at risk during removal and therefore should relocate them prior to any excavation or field trials.

I can be reached on 636-344-0488 or WestLakeCAG@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like further information.

Harvey Ferdman, Chair, West Lake Landfill / Bridgeton Landfill Community Advisory Group

Public Community Meeting with Senior Advisor to EPA Federal Administrator Scott Pruitt, Mr. Albert Kelly and Acting Region 7 Director Cathy Stepp, 10/19/2017

Details are below on the upcoming public Community meeting with Senior Advisor to EPA Federal Administrator Scott Pruitt, Mr. Albert Kelly.  Mr. Kelly along with Acting Region 7 Director Cathy Stepp will be here to listen to the concerns of this community regarding the West Lake/Bridgeton Landfill.

PLEASE NOTE****You will need to pre-register if you would like to speak.  There is the live link to sign up! 

Additional information is on the attached flyer.

EPA – West Lake Landfill Open House, 08/31/2017

EPA invites you to an upcoming open house regarding the West Lake Landfill Superfund site.  The open house will be held August 31 at the Bridgeton Recreation Center, and is the first in a series that will take place over the next few months.

Please feel free to share with your friends, family, and community.  We look forward to meeting with the public on August 31.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email or telephone.

Regards,

Benjamin M. Washburn

Public Affairs Specialist

EPA Region 7

(913) 551-7364

Additional Details:   170822 – West Lake Open House
The open house will be held:
Thursday, August 31, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Bridgeton Recreation Center
4201 Fee Fee Road
Bridgeton, Missouri