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Great Rivers Files EPA Comments on West Lake Landfill on Behalf of NAACP

Great Rivers attorney Bob Menees filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of the St. Louis County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on April 23, 2018. In these comments, we advocate for the maximum removal of radioactive waste possible.

On February 6, 2018, the EPA released its Proposed Record of Decision (ROD) for Operable Unit 1 (“OU-1”) at West Lake Landfill. The EPA signaled its preferred alternative of those they outlined was Alternative 4.

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EPA’s proposed alternatives for West Lake Landfill

As we explained in our comment letter to the EPA, only Alternative 7 can provide (1) long-term effectiveness and permanence, (2) a cost-effective solution that considers both long-term operation and maintenance costs and the potential for duplicative costs from groundwater contamination; and (3) a permanent solution to reduce toxicity, mobility, and volume of “radiologically impacted material” (RIM) at the site. Alternative 7 is the only alternative that will foster sustainable, cooperative, and regenerative St. Louis communities.

Click here to read our comment letter in full.

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