New EPA report on Westlake Landfill sparks concern over worker safety

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by John Bailey

KMOV.com

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 28 at 7:21 PM

(KMOV.com) – Tuesday night, new dangers exposed at Bridgeton’s Westlake Landfill have caused worries over worker safety.

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment says EPA testing found large amounts of radioactive material outside the fenced off area meant to protect workers.

The findings could either mean EPA miscalculated the amount of material or it is being spread by ground water, meaning crews are essentially working on top of the material.

You can read the full report here.

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