Sen. Claire McCaskill Wants To Help Teamsters Waste $400M on Missouri Landfill Clean Up

by Crystal Wright  |  published on May 10, 2016

Just when you thought the federal government, with the help of Congress, couldn’t waste any more money — take a look at the politics behind the $400 million cleanup of the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri.

The landfill has been designated a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency, even though numerous studies conducted by the EPA show the site is safe.

“EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of the nation’s most contaminated land and responding to environmental emergencies, oil spills and natural disasters,” notes the agency’s website.

In 2015, the EPA concluded:

The available scientific data indicate that people living near and working outside the boundary of the West Lake Landfill are not currently being exposed to contaminants from West Lake Landfill that are above a level of concern.

  • Centurion

    Two questions. Where do all the contaminants go? Isn’t that what land fills are for?

  • onefour

    And they say the country is broke which it is with the out of control spending by both the President and Congress. Too bad they don’t think of it as their own budget.

  • SDofAZ

    It is called Pork Barrel spending and Missouri just got some for their pals. This is what happens when your representative or senator owes their donors some payback. And this legislature just paid em back with our money.

    • Virginia M Lange


  • Rodney Steward

    Wasted money for a wasted program, the EPA money grab!

  • Climax

    And the beat goes on.

    • Chris Baker

      Wonder what happened to the EPA when they discharged the mine water into the river? Haven’t heard much about that have we?

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