Missouri Coalition for the Environment Hosting Public Meeting on West Lake Landfill Superfund Site

The organization said it is disgruntled with what it feels is a lack of public engagement on progress of cleanup of the site.

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is holding a public meeting on the West Lake Landfill Superfund site, which is under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Army Corps of Engineers manages the cleanup of the Coldwater Creek Nuclear Contamination sites near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and the outskirts of the City of Hazelwood.

Ed Smith, safe energy director at Missouri Coalition for the Environment, said the organization is holding the meeting in response to the EPA’s "lack of meaningful public engagement on our region’s most risky radioactive waste dump site which lies in the floodplain of the Missouri River, upstream from drinking water intakes for north St. Louis County and the City."

Smith said the EPA was invited to attend but declined. Patch is awaiting a return phone call from the EPA regarding the site.

Who: Ed Smith, Safe Energy Director at Missouri Coalition for the Environment
and Bob Criss, Professor at Washington University, Geo-chemist and Missouri River expert

Where: Machinists Union Hall, 12365 Saint Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044

When: November 13, 2012 at 7pm


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