Presentation on theme: "West Lake Landfill CommUnity Meeting May 15, 2014 Thanks to the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 513 for providing free space for these."— Presentation transcript:
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
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 11.38190 BMAC0001 West side of racquetball courts4/16/20141020 AM6.27105 BMAC0002 South side of eating pavilion4/16/20141023 AM7.70128 BMAC0003 Ditch between S parking & Ferguson4/16/20141032 AM7.62127 BMAC0004 Drainage area in S parking lot4/16/20141036 AM10.30172 BMAC0005 Between Field 6 & racquetball courts4/17/20141430 PM6.21104 BMAC0006 Between Field 5 and Field 64/17/20141435 PM5.9098 BMAC0007 North side of eating pavilion4/17/20141445 PM6.19103 BMAC0008 Behind backstop of Field 14/17/20141450 PM7.09118 BMAC0009 Behind # 2 backstop & # 3 outfield4/17/20141501 PM7.10118 BMAC0010 Under bleachers of Field 14/17/20141508 PM5.8096.7
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
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.
Jefferson City Trip to the Attorney General’s Office on May 6, 2014
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."
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
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
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. http://www.westlakecag.org/ 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