Senator Blunt, Senator McCaskill, Congressman Clay and Congresswoman Wagner, representing constituents in the St. Louis region, have sent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks a letter asking EPA to contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the West Lake Landfill.

The letter states: “The St. Louis Corps’ handling of similar radiologically impacted material at the St. Louis Downtown Site, the St. Louis Airport Site and Vicinity Properties, Latty Avenue and the Madison Site has been a well-documented success. Given the Corps’ expertise in this area, and the local community’s faith in the Corps’ FUSRAP mission, we request that the EPA consider contracting directly with the Corps to handle any and all remediation needed at the site. Additionally, we believe that it would also be beneficial for the Agency to contract with the Corps to conduct the ongoing review of the Record of Decision to determine the appropriate long-term remediation.

Community members reacted enthusiastically on the West Lake Landfill Facebook page:

“WE ALL have come together and are putting a capital U in the Unity part of CommUnity!! Not ONE but ALL FOUR federally elected officials have signed this letter! This is a huge stepping stone, and its time to show a great big heartfelt THANK YOU to all four elected officials!”

Read the entire letter: