radiation http://news.stlpublicradio.org en EPA Says Radiation Screening Suggests Bridgeton Athletic Complex "Suitable For Public Use" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-says-radiation-screening-suggests-bridgeton-athletic-complex-suitable-public-use <p>Preliminary radiation screening at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC) suggests the ball fields do not pose a risk to public health.</p><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region7/cleanup/west_lake_landfill/pdf/bridgeton-municipal-athletic-complex-prelim-report.pdf" target="_blank">the results</a> on Thursday.</p><p>The athletic fields are less than a mile from <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region7/cleanup/west_lake_landfill/index.htm" target="_blank">the West Lake Landfill</a>, an EPA Superfund site containing radioactive waste.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:16:34 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37543 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA Says Radiation Screening Suggests Bridgeton Athletic Complex "Suitable For Public Use" EPA To Test Popular Bridgeton Baseball Fields For Radiation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-test-popular-bridgeton-baseball-fields-radiation <p><strong><em>Updated 5/9/14 after EPA press conference:</em></strong></p><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon begin testing a popular athletic complex in Bridgeton for radiation.</p><p></p><p>Radiation screening at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC) is scheduled to begin the week of May 19.</p><p>In a written statement released on Wednesday, EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks said the planned testing was prompted by a need to resolve “public concerns generated by residents using donated radiation detection equipment.”</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA To Test Popular Bridgeton Baseball Fields For Radiation Lawsuit Alleges West Lake Landfill Radiation Has Spread Off Site http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-alleges-west-lake-landfill-radiation-has-spread-site <p>A lawsuit filed on Friday alleges that radiation from the West Lake Landfill has spread into surrounding neighborhoods, contaminating properties there.</p><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains that the public is not at risk.</p><p>Attorney Daniel Finney, Jr., filed <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201404/JOHN_JAMES_ET_AL_V__MALLINCKRODT_INC_ET_AL-1673.pdf" target="_blank">the suit</a> on behalf of John James, who has lived near the landfill in Bridgeton for more than 30 years.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:40:39 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35246 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit Alleges West Lake Landfill Radiation Has Spread Off Site North County residents seek answers on Coldwater Creek contamination http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/north-county-residents-seek-answers-coldwater-creek-contamination <p><strong><em>Updated at 12:15 p.m. to revise the caption of the Hazelwood/Florissant health map.</em></strong></p><p>Concerned North County residents got an opportunity last night to meet with attorneys who are involved in two lawsuits relating to radioactive contamination in Coldwater Creek.</p><p>The lawsuits allege that North County residents have developed cancers and other illnesses from exposure to radioactive waste produced by the Mallinckrodt chemical company.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:15:47 +0000 Véronique LaCapra, Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 3472 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org North County residents seek answers on Coldwater Creek contamination Officials: no reason for concern in Ill. over radiation from Japan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-no-reason-concern-ill-over-radiation-japan <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?oe=UTF-8&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.00049fc9ffc1962f0a02e&amp;ll=39.791655,-87.583008&amp;spn=5.908343,9.338379&amp;z=6&amp;ecpose=39.79165503,-87.58300776,685559.68,0,0,0&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?oe=UTF-8&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.00049fc9ffc1962f0a02e&amp;ll=39.791655,-87.583008&amp;spn=5.908343,9.338379&amp;z=6&amp;ecpose=39.79165503,-87.58300776,685559.68,0,0,0&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">Locations of found radiation from Japan in IL</a> in a larger map</small></p><p><em><small>The map above depicts the locations highlighted in the following story where trace amounts of radiation from Japan have been found in Illinois - Will County and Springfield, Ill.</small></em></p><p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Sean Crawford used in this report.</em></p><p>Trace amounts of radiation from Japan have shown up in Illinois. But state officials say there&#39;s no reason for concern.</p><p>Minute levels of radioactive materials have been detected in both northern and central Illinois.&nbsp; The state&#39;s <a href="http://www.state.il.us/iema/">Emergency Management Agency</a> says radioactive iodine was found in grass clippings in Will County and in an air sample collected at a lab in Springfield.</p><p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:53:41 +0000 Illinois Public Radio & Kelsey Proud 844 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org