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Florissant City Council to discuss radioactive landfill

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FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV) -- The Florissant City Council will discuss the radioactive West Lake Superfund Landfill site Monday evening. In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency called for leaving the radioactive waste, which was placed there in 1973, and place a cap on the site.

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment says it opposes the "do-nothing" plan. The coalition says it wants the removal of long-lived nuclear waste in the Missouri River floodplain. The coalition sees the waste as a hazard to people's health and drinking water.

Since 2008, the EPA authorized a supplemental feasibility study to determine the cost of removing the radioactive waste from the site. The SPS says it has since forwarded it plan to the EPA last December.

The EPA has yet to make a decision on the supplemental feasibility study.

North St. Louis County and St. Louis City obtains drinking water from the Missouri River; the water intake is located a few miles downstream from the West Lake Landfill.

The city council will discuss what to do next during Monday night's meeting.

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