MCE Statement on the West Lake Landfill Record of Decision

MCE statement on the West Lake Landfill Record of Decision The EPA’s West Lake Landfill decision marks a significant milestone in the cleanup of the West Lake Landfill and is a positive step toward the long-term safety of the St. Louis region. The EPA’s final decision calls for removal of up to 70% of the…

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MCE Statement on the West Lake Landfill Record of Decision

Operable Unit-2 Background

The entire West Lake Landfill is considered an EPA Superfund site and is separated into three Operable Units. The EPA delegated authority over Operable Unit-2 (OU-2) to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources because the facility continued to operate as a landfill following the dumping of radioactive material in 1973. OU-2 is the non-radioactive parts…

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Operable Unit-2 Background

Operable Unit-1 Background

Radioactive material was transported from the Latty Avenue site in Hazelwood and dumped at the West Lake Landfill in 1973 without government authorization. Operable Unit-1 (OU-1) is under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and consists of two separate areas impacted by radioactive material. Area 1 is closest to the ongoing smoldering fire…

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Operable Unit-1 Background

Coldwater Creek & FUSRAP Sites

On this page: Downtown St. Louis Site Coldwater Creek  (St. Louis Airport & Latty Avenue Sites)   Resources The United States Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for the radioactive cleanup of nuclear weapons contamination at sites around the country through what is called the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). As noted in our…

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ACT NOW: Big River Lead Cleanup Proposal Comment Period Ends Sept. 27th!

ACT NOW: Big River Lead Cleanup Proposal Comment Period Ends Sept. 27th! Dear EPA Region 7: We are concerned citizens urging the EPA to put forward an aggressive cleanup plan for the Big River Superfund site that: Protects public health, wildlife, and the Meramec River watershed from future contamination; Minimizes future costs to taxpayers; and…

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Comment on DNR’s Regulatory Rollbacks for CAFOs

August 21, 2018 Before leaving his office as Governor, Eric Greitens set in motion an aggressive state government wide “red tape reduction” effort. His goal was to reduce the number of “needless and burdensome regulations” by one third across all state agencies. We are tracking some the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) “red tape…

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Comment on DNR’s Regulatory Rollbacks for CAFOs