WILDWOOD, Mo. (KMOV) – On Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency spelled out exactly how it will address concerns raised by Wildwood residents and nearby residents regarding a superfund site.
The concerns sprang up when a developer bought a piece of undeveloped land off of Strecker Road to build new homes.
Some questioned whether that was safe, saying they believed that contaminates from the superfund site made people sick.
On Wednesday, the EPA met with people from the area about its plans for new tests, taking a look at whether contaminants are on the land and then working with the state to determine if the contaminants are dangerous to people.
The city put a moratorium on the development of the property until those concerns are addressed, and Wildwood hired its own experts to review the EPA testing procedures.
The city of Wildwood was sued by the developer over that moratorium.
As for what’s next, The EPA is letting people comment on their testing plan until July 27. From there, it will decide whether to alter the testing plan.
Once the plan is finalized, testing could take up to 60 days.