Wildwood residents fear dioxin near homes

WILDWOOD, Mo. - People in a Wildwood neighborhood claim they're being left in the dark about the removal of toxic soil near their homes. Newschannel 5 first reported on the site contaminated with dioxin in the 1980s. Now, decades later, the site is being cleaned up again.

The Environmental Protection Agency is spending at least $1.7 million to excavate, transport and dispose of dioxin contaminated soils from the northeast corner of the proposed Strecker Forest Development located off of Strecker Road.

The work started in March. Despite resident complaints, an EPA spokesperson says the agency has been very open about the cleanup process with the community.

Several public meetings have been held on the matter and updates are provided on the EPA's website. However, some residents are still worried that they don't know enough about this process.


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