The Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) is working to protect the health of families living near the smoldering and radioactive landfill. In conjunction with the community, MCE supports the removal of the radioactive wastes from the unlined landfill because it is the safest long-term option for the St. Louis region. MCE also supports a buyout for nearby families. Our new blog series keeps people updated with what's happening and breaks down our concerns at the landfill. 

This November, key EPA decision-makers will choose to fully remove the radioactive wastes or choose an option that will forever leave the radioactive wastes at the unlined landfill in the Missouri River floodplain. The decision will be the agency's proposed remedy that will then be available for public comment. The EPA will issue a final decision called a Record of Decision following the public comment period. MCE's number one priority right now is to make sure EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt knows the community around the landfill supports the full removal of the radioactive wastes before the EPA’s proposed remedy is released. This message was strongly voiced by community members during the EPA's listening session in October. Visit our take action page to see how you can contact key decision-makers at EPA and EPA Region 7. 

Credit: Wall Street Journal
Credit: Wall Street Journal


Our Goals:

  1. Buyout for families living closest to the smoldering and radioactive West Lake Landfill Superfund site in St. Louis County. Read more

  2. Removal of the radioactive material from the unlined landfill located in the Missouri River floodplain. Read more.

  3. Transfer jurisdiction of the radioactive wastes to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, specifically the St. Louis District of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. Read more.


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