Wildwood may allow subdivision at former waste oil dumping site

4 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, September 22 2015 Sep 22, 2015 Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:40:11 AM CDT September 22, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

WILDWOOD (AP) - City leaders in the St. Louis County town of Wildwood are considering a proposal to allow homes to be built at a site where waste oil was dumped years ago.

KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1V6RFtw) reported that the Wildwood Planning and Zoning Commission heard a proposal Monday to build 20 homes at the Bliss Superfund Site. The plot of land was once used by the Bliss Waste Oil Co. as a dumping ground.

The Environmental Protection Agency has tested the land for years and now believes it is no longer dangerous. The subdivision development was first proposed in 2007 but stopped over pollution concerns.

Mayor Tim Woerther said the city council feels no pressure to either approve or reject the project.

 

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