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:
- As much of the radioactive material that can be safely removed should be removed.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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