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EPA: radioactive materials near Bridgeton Landfill, contained

EPA: radioactive materials near Bridgeton Landfill, contained Photo source: MO DNR

Some good news concerning the fire at the Bridgeton Landfill. The EPA is expected to announce that radioactive waste buried near the site remains contained.

The waste was buried at the site in the 1970's. In 2008, the EPA approved a plan to install an earthen cap over the contaminated area.

The report, that will be released in full Wednesday afternoon, says that the safety features have kept the area secure. The results of the report were gathered by a flyover that used special monitoring equipment.

 

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