After years of bureaucratic inaction and escalating frustration and concern from the surrounding community, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally settled on a strategy to clean up the radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill Superfund site in Bridgeton.
Compared with a proposal from earlier this year, the selected remedy is about $30 million cheaper and will be completed about one year faster.
The agency said late Wednesday that it would slightly modify its earlier proposal to partly remove the site’s contamination, employing “more flexibility” by digging to varying depths to target spots where radioactivity is concentrated. The strategy is outlined in a record of decision, set to be signed Thursday morning in Washington by the agency’s acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler.
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:
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
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has published the Proposed Plan and initiated a public comment period for the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site, located in Bridgeton, Missouri.
The public comment period will run from Feb. 6, 2018, through March 22, 2018.
Thank you, Just Moms STL for sharing the Documents below.
Written comments on the Proposed Plan may be submitted as outlined above.
Mailed comments must be postmarked by March 22, 2018.
Please HELP us get as many letters as possible to the EPA!
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!