Company wants additional testing at Bridgeton landfill

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Friday, July 24 2015 Jul 24, 2015 Friday, July 24, 2015 4:57:34 PM CDT July 24, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

BRIDGETON (AP) - One of the companies potentially liable for contamination at a suburban St. Louis landfill is now pushing for additional testing.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Chicago-based utility company Exelon now believes that some of the waste in the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton could have come from a St. Louis campus, where uranium and other radioactive materials were processed by Mallinckrodt chemical works.

The small amount of waste could have been taken to the landfill against Mallinckrodt's wishes.

A Mallinckrodt attorney said in a 1995 letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that "nonhazardous building demolition debris" were mistakenly taken to the landfill by a company, which is now a subsidiary of landfill owner Republic Services.

Exelon's new testing requests could delay the EPA's final cleanup decision.

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