"EPA Delays Cleanup Proposal For Radioactive Waste In Missouri"

"The U.S. government said on Tuesday it was delaying indefinitely its proposal for how to clean up or seal off radioactive soil buried in a St. Louis-area landfill adjacent to another waste site where an underground fire has been smoldering for several years.

The postponement by the Environmental Protection Agency, citing lags in receiving "technical documents" needed to formulate its plan, drew an outcry from local officials angry at the potential public health hazard posed by the site.

A remediation plan for the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri, about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of St. Louis, had been expected from the EPA by the end of this year."

Steve Gorman reports for Reuters November 22, 2016.

Source: Reuters, 11/23/2016