EPA to scan Bridgeton ball fields for radiation

BRIDGETON, MO (KPLR) – The Environmental Protection Agency will be working at a Bridgeton ball field for the rest of the week. A team of experts will screen the grounds at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex.

The federal agency says it’s agreed to screen for radiological material to ease the minds of people worried the fields are not safe.

Environmental advocates worry contaminated material from the West Lake Landfill may have somehow reached the ball fields.

It could be two months before the results are back.

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