EPA administrator tries to allay fears of residents around West Lake Landfill

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BRIDGETON, MO (KPLR) - Residents near the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton want answers. Monday night at a meeting sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Interim Administrator Mark Hague spoke to a large crowd about landfill fire and the EPA monitoring the situation at the machinist hall on St. Charles Rock Road.

Some residents protested the meeting, calling for the EPA and other governmental agencies to put the fire out before it reaches buried radioactive material in the West Lake Landfill.