Online threats have prompted representatives of three federal agencies to skip a community meeting about the West Lake Landfill in suburban St. Louis.

The meeting was Monday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the threats followed an article in the newspaper on Sunday that said concerns about radiation at the landfill in Bridgeton could be overblown.

EPA spokesman Curtis Carey says the threats were made by one person on the West Lake Landfill Facebook group. The threats have been deleted.

The EPA says one comment read: "Let's put these murderers and bribe-takers in the ground." EPA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the Army Corps of Engineers all canceled plans to send a representative to the meeting.

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