The Air Force is expected to begin cleaning an old landfill on the Scott Air Force Base next spring. The military hasn't said how it will clean the 36-acre dump. The Air Force could spend about four-point-six-million dollars to keep an eye on the site to make sure potential contaminants don't leak into nearby creeks.
The local Sierra Club says it's concerned about the safety of drinking water. The site was closed in 1977 and was used as a dumping ground for sewage, coal ash and waste.