Lawmakers pressure EPA on landfill issue

ST. LOUIS COUNTY - Some big names are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to do more with a potentially dangerous situation in north St. Louis County.

West Lake Landfill contains radioactive waste, and it's not far from the Bridgeton Landfill, which is dealing with an underground fire. Many people in the area are concerned that the fire could reach the waste.

On Tuesday NewsChannel 5 learned, Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, along with Representatives Lacy Clay and Ann Wagner, have asked the EPA to get help from the Army Corps of Engineers to deal with the situation.

The group says the Corps has a long history of successfully dealing with radioactive material.

Dr. Michael A. Fulton, superintendent of the Pattonville School District, also wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Karl Brooks. In it, he urges Brooks to keep the community safe by taking "prompt action to address these concerns."

You can read the full letters from lawmakers and Dr. Fulton below:

Landfill Letter

Pattonville Epa Letter


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