This Question refers to the 1 of 3 the nuclear landfill sites in residential/commercial areas in the St. Louis, MO area. These landfills are a result of the leftovers from the Manhattan Project
Westlake Nuclear Landfill
Backstory from the documentary:
The residents of Bridgeton, Missouri live adjacent to an uncontrolled subsurface fire at the Bridgeton-West Lake Landfill, which is moving towards illegally dumped radioactive waste. In Florissant, Missouri, four miles from the landfill, the neighborhood waterway Coldwater Creek meanders through the suburbs for a 14-mile stretch.
Though West Lake Landfill was designated a Superfund site in 1990, residents are frustrated to learn that an isolation barrier to keep the fire from the radiation waste is merely a proposal, and has not even been designed years later. The community fears that nothing will keep the fire from reaching the radioactive waste.
The claim I'm challenging is:
From the EPA which claims
The scientific data demonstrates that the wastes at the landfill do not currently pose an off-site health risk to the surrounding community.
And also challenging:
“Bridgeton Landfill is safe,"
Note: What they are referring to as safe is this landfill next to the 8,700 tons of nuclear is a SSE or "Subsurface Smoldering Event" AKA: an underground fire. Which is spreading closer to the 8,700 tons of nuclear waste.
Somehow I missed this updated map from when EPA was pressured to research more.
PS: I'm not affiliated with HBO in any way.