The official public comment period for the West Lake Landfill ended on Monday, April 23, 2018. Thanks for your support! 

It's not too late to share your thoughts with the EPA if you didn't submit a comment. The EPA will accept and consider comments after the public comment deadline but the agency is not legally required to respond to these comments. MCE lists the goals developed with the community and our petition we submitted to the EPA for guidance if you want to send a message. 

Contact the EPA

Postal Mail: Ben Washburn, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. EPA Region 7, 11201 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, KS 66219. 

Goals created in conjunction with the surrounding community:
  1. Buyout for families living closest to the smoldering and radioactive West Lake Landfill Superfund site in St. Louis County. Read more

  2. Removal of the radioactive material from the unlined landfill located in the Missouri River floodplain. Read more.

  3. Transfer jurisdiction of the radioactive wastes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, specifically the St. Louis District of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. Read more.


Dear EPA Administrator Pruitt,

We, the undersigned, support full removal of the radioactive contamination at the West Lake Landfill with offsite disposal at a sanctioned facility. Choosing to leave behind radioactive contamination, which will be dangerous virtually forever, at an unlined landfill in the Missouri River floodplain, is not an option. We support a buyout for the families living closest to the landfill and for the Corps of Engineers to be in charge of the radioactive removal process.


Concerned Citizens of the United States of America

Picture of Kay Drey providing public testimony at an EPA meeting on March 6, 2018.

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