EPA Addressing Concerns Over Radioactive Waste Buried In Local Landfill

June 25, 2013
The environment that we live in can have serious effects on our health. When humans are exposed to harmful chemicals and contaminants through water, food, air, and land, we can develop numerous diseases and other Environmental Injuries.

That is the concern in one Bridgeton, Missouri, neighborhood near a waste dump where radioactive waste has been buried for decades. A story from KMOV 4 News explained radioactive materials were buried at the West Lake Landfill in the neighborhood of Maryland Heights and citizens living in the surrounding area have become concerned over contamination of the water table and ground surrounding the site. Some groups have demanded the emergency removal of the materials immediately.

In response to the concerns, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted several tests to determine if radioactive materials are seeping into the environment. Today, representatives from the agency will address the concerns of the citizens at a meeting scheduled to take place at Pattonville High School at 6:30 p.m.

The results of the research will be discussed in detail at the event. So far though, the EPA has taken a stance that the waste is contained and its removal is not necessary.

The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with Cofman Townsley recognize the risks exposure to radioactive materials could present. The firm is here to answer questions for anyone who has been harmed by exposure to a contaminant in their environment.