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St. Louis Post-Dispatch: EPA Head Says Final West Lake Cleanup Plan Could Mean More Aggressive Removal of Material

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By Chuck Raasch

March 11, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday that he believes he’s proposed a “sound, solid” solution to clean up the West Lake Landfill Superfund site - but a final decision could include excavating more than the 67 percent of the site the EPA says will be sufficient to protect the health of neighboring residents. 

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Superfund Task Force. In May 2017 Administrator Scott Pruitt established a task force to restore EPA's Superfund program to its rightful place at the center of the Agency's core mission to protect health and the environment. Click here to learn more.