Bridgeton (KSDK)- Concerned residents living near the West Lake landfill in Bridgeton got a visit Saturday from the legal team of famed environmentalist Erin Brockovich.
The super-fund site is home to decades-old nuclear waste left over from the Manhattan Project.
However, just last month, the Environmental Protection Agency released a report saying radiation levels at the landfill are not an immediate threat to the public.
But not everyone agrees.
People living nearby lobbied for Brockovich to bring more attention to the issue. She sent Tom Girardi. He's an attorney who handles toxic cases all over the country.
He will be representing about 100 concerned Bridgeton residents and working with the lawyers representing others.