NORTH COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - A Missouri senate committee is considering a bill to buy out North County homes.
Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal's bill would allow homeowners to let the state buy their homes if they live within three miles of the West Lake Landfill, Bridgeton Landfill, or Coldwater Creek.
According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, more than 63,000 families live within three miles of the contaminated Coldwater Creek.
That buyout alone could cost the state about seven $7 billion.
Chappelle-Nadal's bill is Senate Bill 600.