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Groundwater Contamination Testing Planned For West Lake Landfill Site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 released information for planned groundwater contamination testing at West Lake Landfill.

The “EPA is requiring the PRPs to perform the investigation to characterize the nature and extent of groundwater contamination from the site, pursuant to an enforceable agreement with EPA. Based on the results of this investigation, EPA will assess whether remedial measures are needed to protect and restore groundwater at the landfill boundary and beyond. If sampling results during the OU-3 RI/FS indicate that action under Superfund law is appropriate, it will be addressed by a future OU-3 Record of Decision.”

For the full press release read more below.

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ST. Louis Community College Receives Environmental Job Training Grant

St. Louis Community College (STLCC) received $200,000 in grant funding from the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program. The grant funding will offer program enrollees the skills needed to work in the environmental industry.

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West Lake Landfill Issues Continue: Latest Updates

West Lake Landfill photo provided by Just Moms STL.

West Lake Landfill photo provided by Just Moms STL.

 The West Lake Landfill issues and nuclear waste contamination are hot topics currently in the St. Louis region and public concerns are growing. Environmental Echo wanted to provide several updates relating to the situation.
Updates include radiation found migrating off-site at West Lake. Huge sums needed for remediation and possible buy-out. And the landfill near radioactive site continues to be plagued by underground fire prompting the EPA’s announcement of West Lake Landfill Isolation Barrier Decision.

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EPA Grant Provides Local Environmental Job Training

worker in action at Carter Carburetor. Photo credit: HRP Regional Manager Gene Watson. Photo provided by Rene Dulle.

Worker in action at Carter Carburetor. Photo credit: HRP Regional Manager Gene Watson. Photo provided by Rene Dulle.

By Holly Shanks

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant allows local environmental remediation job training for many that, in some cases, may not have received a second chance.

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