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West Lake Landfill CommUnity Meeting May 15, 2014 Thanks to the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 513 for providing free space for these.

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1 West Lake Landfill CommUnity Meeting May 15, 2014 Thanks to the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 513 for providing free space for these important community meetings. #WestLakeLandfill #BridgetonLandfill

2 Just Moms STL

3 Community Monitoring Equipment

4 Report Odor Alerts

5 BMAC Sample Locations

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7 Bridgeton, MO Athletic Complex, Soil samples screened for gamma emitters by NaI gamma spectroscopy Date SampledTime Sampled Net cpm/g dry soil Bq/kg BMAC0000 Field # 4NA BMAC0001 West side of racquetball courts4/16/ AM BMAC0002 South side of eating pavilion4/16/ AM BMAC0003 Ditch between S parking & Ferguson4/16/ AM BMAC0004 Drainage area in S parking lot4/16/ AM BMAC0005 Between Field 6 & racquetball courts4/17/ PM BMAC0006 Between Field 5 and Field 64/17/ PM BMAC0007 North side of eating pavilion4/17/ PM BMAC0008 Behind backstop of Field 14/17/ PM BMAC0009 Behind # 2 backstop & # 3 outfield4/17/ PM BMAC0010 Under bleachers of Field 14/17/ PM

8 BMAC Sample Locations

9 BMAC Sample Locations BMAC0000 – Spectra Data

10 BMAC Sample Locations BMAC0004 – Spectra Data

11 BMAC Sample Locations BMAC0008 – Spectra Data

12 BMAC Sample Locations BMAC0009 – Spectra Data

13 BMAC Sample Locations BMAC0010 – Spectra Data

14 MO DNR Offsite Radioactive Testing

15 EPA’s Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT)

16 SSE UPDATES

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19 How did nuclear weapons related radioactive wastes end up at West Lake? 1942: The Manhattan Project and Mallinckrodt Wastes stored at the airport along Coldwater Creek Sold to for-profit corporation and moved to Latty Ave. 1973: Wastes moved from Latty Ave. to West Lake Landfill 1974: Radioactive sections of landfill closed. 1990: West Lake put on EPA National Priorities List 2008: EPA decided to leave radioactive wastes 2010: EPA reopened decision, which is ongoing 2010: Smoldering landfill fire started 2013: Attorney General sues Republic Services 2014: Attorney General request testing outside of the Landfill and of the Haul Roads. The AG also set a Motion for Trial

20 SSE UPDATES

21 Jefferson City Trip to the Attorney General’s Office on May 6, 2014 AG takes two actions today on Bridgeton Landfill situation Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today initiated two actions related to the Westlake Landfill site in Bridgeton, Missouri. First, Koster sent a letter to EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks calling on the EPA to test for radiological contamination in the community surrounding the Westlake Landfill, focusing specifically on routes used during the 1970s to haul radiological material from the Latty Avenue storage facility to Westlake. Second, Koster filed a motion in St. Louis County Circuit Court asking the court to set its pending lawsuit against Republic Services for trial.

22 Jefferson City Trip to the Attorney General’s Office on May 6, 2014

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24 Attorney General's News Release May 7, 2014 AG Koster releases statement on EPA plans for testing in Bridgeton Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster, who has pressed the EPA for weeks to conduct additional testing in the community surrounding the Westlake Landfill, offered the following statement today: "We are pleased that the EPA has agreed to test the Bridgeton Municipal Complex ballfields for radioactive contamination. When serious concerns regarding public health are raised, it is essential that government responds without delay."

25 MDNR

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27 Sign Letter to Federally Elected Officials Thank them for support St. Louis Army Corps of Engineers FUSRAP Legislatively act to put St. Louis Army Corps of Engineers FUSRAP in charge at West Lake Landfill

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29 Sign Letter to Governor Nixon and Attorney General Koster Support St. Louis Army Corps of Engineers FUSRAP takeover of the West Lake Landfill Complete a 24/7 comprehensive air monitoring test for no less than 7 consecutive days

30 Upcoming Events Spanish Village, Terrisan Mobile Home Park and Carrolton Condos Neighborhood Meeting – See Kathy or Chuck Bell May 28th or 29th, 6:30pm: CAG meeting where EPA Region 7 and the KC Army Corp of Engineers will be available for questions and comments at IUOE Local 513. Check the website for more information. May 28th, 10am: Prayer Vigil, North Side of Landfill, St. Charles Rock Road, FSM at former Phillips 66 gas station June 19th, 6:30pm: CommUnity Meeting at IUOE Local 513. Thank You for Attending tonight’s meeting


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