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.