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Wagner Applauds EPA’s Permanent Solution for West Lake Landfill Cleanup

Sep 27, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Record of Decision which lays out a permanent solution to clean up the radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill Superfund site in Bridgeton. You can watch today’s West Lake Landfill Superfund Site Record of Decision Signing, including the Congresswoman’s remarks, here. Photographs from today’s signing are also attached.

“Today’s announcement is a testament to the St. Louis community which has been committed to the safety, security, and well-being of the families surrounding the West Lake Landfill, and the administration officials who are finally following through on their cleanup commitments after decades of delays and broken promises,” said Rep. Wagner. “I would like to thank Acting Administrator Wheeler for providing a permanent solution to our community and for making the people of Missouri a top priority. For far too long, families have been living in fear, and today they can finally turn a new page. I would also like to thank Just Moms, Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, the Community Advisory Group, Rep. Lacy Clay, our local elected officials, and the people living around the landfill and the St. Louis area, whose tireless efforts helped shine a national and local spotlight on this issue making West Lake a top priority at the EPA. It is truly an honor to represent such a strong and committed community.”

For more information on the West Lake Landfill Record of Decision, visit: https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-task-force.

What They Are Saying About Wagner’s Commitment To Finding A Solution For The West Lake Landfill

@Justmomsstl: Mom to mom, we want to extend a special thank you to @AnnLWagner. You have been a tremendous help in securing a safe and permanent end. You and your staff have always been available any time we needed you. Hugs and thanks! the Moms #WestLakeLandfill

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler: I would especially like to thank Senator Blunt and Congresswoman Wagner for being here today, but am also grateful for your leadership and your attentiveness to West Lake. Without your support throughout the last few years on this, we would not be here where we are today.

Senator Roy Blunt: Our colleagues on the other side of the building have been vigorous in their effort, and we will continue to be vigorous to do everything we can to help you meet the timeline that you’ve set out…No one has been more vigorous, no one has been more committed to get this done than Congresswoman Wagner.