From: West Lake Landfill / Bridgeton Landfill Community Advisory Group (CAG*)
To: Missouri Department of Natural Resources /PublicNoticeNPDES@dnr.mo.gov
Re: Request for Public Hearing for Permit Application MO-0112771
Date: August 21, 2017
*According to the rules and regulations governing Superfund sites, a Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG) is made up of members of the community and is designed to serve as the focal point for the exchange of information among the local community and EPA, the State regulatory agency, and other pertinent Federal agencies involved in cleanup of the Superfund site. See https://www.epa.gov/superfund/community-advisory-groups for details.
Dear Sirs and Madams of MDNR, It has come to our attention that Republic Services is seeking a permit to allow storm water from the burning radioactive Bridgeton/West Lake Landfill site to leave the site and drain into Fee Fee and Cowmire Creeks and other areas. We and our constituents have a number of questions and concerns regarding this permit request, and are hereby requesting a public hearing that includes a question and answer session be held in our community before this permit is considered by MDNR.
One example of an area of concern we have is best exemplified by recent testing done by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources released on August 16, 2017 which plainly states that runoff from this site contains gross alpha levels that exceed screening levels, and goes on to recommend “Further monitoring and storm water best management practices to reduce suspended solid discharges at this outfall are recommended.” The permit request, however, does not contain any commitment to monitor and or correct for exceedances in radionuclides and may also be inadequate to monitor and correct for other known toxins that reside in this landfill complex that may appear in the storm water at any time.
We are able to assist you in determining an appropriate venue in our community and reaching out to our community once said meeting/hearing is scheduled.
Harvey and the Board of the West Lake Landfill / Bridgeton Landfill CAG*
Harvey Ferdman, Chair, West Lake Landfill / Bridgeton Landfill CAG
cc: Edward Chu, Region 7 Administrator R7ActionLine@epa.gov
Dan Kelly, Senior Advisor to EPA Administrator Pruitt Kelly.Albert@epa.gov