EPA testing radioactivity levels at West Lake Landfill

Bridgeton Landfill 2

(KPLR) – The Environmental Protection Agency will begin a new round of testing at the West Lake Landfill.  New core sampling is set to begin Monday or Tuesday.

Officials with the EPA said the survey will collect core samples, up to 80-feet deep, to check the radioactivity of the ground between the Bridgeton and West Lake Landfills.

An underground fire has been burning in the Bridgeton Landfill.  Radioactive materials are buried in the West Lake Landfill.  The tests should help workers locate where to build an isolation barrier to separate the two landfills.


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