BRIDGETON, Mo. (KSDK) - A youth baseball tournament moved from its originally scheduled location over environmental concerns is nothing more than speculation, according to the City of Bridgeton.
The third annual Cinco de Mayo Slugfest was slated to take place at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex, but games will now be played at fields in Florissant, Fountain Lakes, and Hazelwood.
The group putting on the tournament, Game 7 Baseball, moved the tournament after complaints from parents over possible ground contamination from the nearby West Lake Landfill.
Bridgeton Mayor Conrad Bowers said moving the games is not only an inconvenience but will negatively affect employees of the complex and surrounding businesses.
Bowers said the safety and health of residents, park patrons, and employees is important, but the city has no plans on changing park operations unless notified by the EPA.
For its part, the EPA has said all testing indicates the radioactive material remains confined to the landfill, and there is no public danger.