EPA officials update Bridgeton leaders, activists on cleanup delays, newly found radioactivity

Read the full story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Residents and officials emerged frustrated and concerned Wednesday after hearing details about newly discovered areas of contamination in West Lake Landfill and further delays to clean up the Superfund site that contains World War II-era nuclear waste.

The Environmental Protection Agency met with Bridgeton’s mayor, local activists and staff for area congressional representatives. The meeting let EPA officials share findings about additional areas where waste has been found, discuss ongoing testing for radioactivity and also to answer questions about the site’s long-awaited cleanup.

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