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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

EPA: Remedy to landfill fire won’t come before 2017

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EPA: Remedy to landfill fire won’t come before 2017

( KTRS ) An Environmental Protection Agency administrator says a plan to make sure an underground landfill fire doesn’t reach a buried cache of nearby Cold War-era nuclear waste won’t come before the end of next year. Mark Hague, acting chief of the EPA region that includes Missouri, says that the public isn’t in any […]

EPA: Remedy to landfill fire won’t come before 2017

( KTRS ) An Environmental Protection Agency administrator says a plan to make sure an underground landfill fire doesn’t reach a buried cache of nearby Cold War-era nuclear waste won’t come before the end of next year.

Mark Hague, acting chief of the EPA region that includes Missouri, says that the public isn’t in any immediate danger from embers smoldering below the Bridgeton Landfill. He says that fire is still 1,000 feet from the nuclear waste at the West Lake Landfill.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Sunday again called on the EPA to figure out “without delay” how to keep the smoldering underground garbage away from the nuclear waste.

Hague says any EPA fix won’t be rushed and will be based on the best science

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