Thursday, July 11, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment sent our comments to the Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources on Republic Services’ Contingency Plan for the Bridgeton/West Lake landfill fire. The company, which owns the Bridgeton/Westlake landfill, had submitted the Plan to satisfy an agreement with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.
In the letter, MCE urges the Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources to reject Republic’s Contingency Plan for addressing the landfill fire because the Plan fails to meet industry standards, risks public safety, and diverges enormously from advice provided by experienced landfill fire experts.
You can read our comments here.
You can find the Contingency Plan at this link.
More than 100 people attended the July 11 community meeting at Pattonville High School to review the Contingency Plan. The next community meeting on the West Lake Landfill will be July 25 at Pattonville High School at 7 p.m.
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In related news, community members launched their website this week at: http://www.stlradwastelegacy.com/