West Lake must be cleaned up and made safe for everyone in the community

May 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Wagner issued the following statement after her meeting with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the reintroduction of legislation regarding the West Lake Landfill.

“Yesterday I had a very positive meeting with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and was pleased to hear that cleanup of the West Lake Landfill is a top priority. I trust Administrator Pruitt’s commitment and look forward to working with him. I welcome his efforts to regain the respect of a community neglected by previous administrations. Administrator Pruitt told me: 

“Getting to a decision and finally concluding the long saga of the West Lake Superfund site is a top priority for the EPA.  We are working with a sense of urgency at an accelerated pace to create an efficient and cost effective solution which protects human health and the environment in West Lake.”

The safety of those living near the West Lake Landfill must come first. I will continue to pursue all avenues, including legislation, to get this community a fix. However it gets done, West Lake must be cleaned up and made safe for everyone in the community."