nuclear waste http://news.stlpublicradio.org en EPA Analysis: Neighbors Could Be At Risk If Landfill Fire Reaches Radioactive Waste In Bridgeton http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-analysis-neighbors-could-be-risk-if-landfill-fire-reaches-radioactive-waste-bridgeton <p>A new analysis by scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests there could be risks to area residents if an underground fire were to reach radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill.</p><p>An underground fire has been smoldering at the adjacent Bridgeton Landfill for more than three years and is now about 900 to 1,000 feet from the radioactive material.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:32:18 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34888 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA Analysis: Neighbors Could Be At Risk If Landfill Fire Reaches Radioactive Waste In Bridgeton Confused About The Bridgeton And West Lake Landfills? Here's What You Should Know http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/confused-about-bridgeton-and-west-lake-landfills-heres-what-you-should-know <p>On Friday morning, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/28/283773449/13-workers-exposed-to-radiation-at-n-m-nuclear-waste-dump" target="_blank">NPR reported</a> that 13 employees at the only dedicated nuclear waste dump in the U.S. had inhaled radioactive material after a major accident earlier this month.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:24:49 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34085 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Confused About The Bridgeton And West Lake Landfills? Here's What You Should Know Advocacy Groups Warn Of Landfill Fire Risks In Bridgeton http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/advocacy-groups-warn-landfill-fire-risks-bridgeton <p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:22:59 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 10256 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Advocacy Groups Warn Of Landfill Fire Risks In Bridgeton