Missouri Minute: EPA releases West Lake Landfill report, Teamsters to boycott Schnucks

Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

Document shows some EPA officials saw West Lake waste removal as ‘feasible’

Removing the hottest radioactive waste within the West Lake Landfill is feasible and could reduce long-term risks from the Bridgeton-area landfill, an internal Environmental Protection Agency report says. Read more

Teamsters to boycott Schnucks stores in layoff dispute

The nearly 7,000 members of Teamsters Local 688 plan to boycott grocery chain Schnucks following the company’s decision to lay off more than 200 union warehouse employees and outsource the jobs. Read more

Dry conditions stress Missouri crops

Lack of rainfall and hot weather is leading to dry soil and stressed crops in the state, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report. Read more

Enterprise buys vRide van commuting business

Enterprise Holdings has acquired a Michigan-based ride-sharing company vRide, a sharing platform for commuters that uses vans. Read more

Kansas City’s hotel renaissance continues downtown and in Crossroads district

The 112-year-old Gumbel Building in Kansas City quietly opened its doors June 10 as a Hampton Inn after a 70-room renovation. It’s the first of 10 new hotels with nearly 2,000 rooms proposed for downtown and the Crossroads Arts District. Read more

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