Missouri AG pushes for radiation tests near Bridgeton landfill

Missouri AG pushes for radiation tests near Bridgeton landfill

Missouri AG pushes for radiation tests near Bridgeton landfill

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 5:55 AM

BRIDGETON, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to test radiation levels in neighborhoods around a troubled St. Louis County landfill.

KMOX-AM reports that Koster wants the agency to test for radiological contamination outside the Westlake Landfill in Bridgeton along the streets used by trucks to haul waste there decades ago.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to build a barrier between a smoldering fire at the landfill and nearby buried nuclear waste.

Koster also filed a motion Tuesday for a trial date in a civil lawsuit he filed against landfill owner Republic Services over alleged violations of environmental laws.

 

Landfill spokesman Richard Callow says that previous radiological tests of the truck routes showed no dangers to human health.

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