Missouri delegation to try again to shift cleanup of West Lake to Corps of Engineers


Missouri delegation to try again to shift cleanup of West Lake to Corps of Engineers

Updated at 5:15 p.m. with comments from Rep. John Shimkus. 
WASHINGTON • Members of Missouri’s congressional delegation plan to re-introduce legislation Wednesday that would shift cleanup responsibility of the West Lake Landfill from the Environmental Protection Agency to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, even though the Corps has said it doesn’t want it and the new EPA Director has signaled he will try to accelerate action on it.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in an interview earlier this month that it is unacceptable that West Lake has “languish(ed) on a national priority list for 20-plus years.”

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