Tag Archives: St. Louis

After Gates Foundation picks St. Louis, activist group says Bill Gates needs to work on West Lake Landfill first via KSDK

The landfill is owned by Republic Services, a company of which Bill Gates is the largest stakeholder. Justina Coronel BRIDGETON, Mo. — A local activist group is trying to get the attention of a well-known billionaire. Bill Gates’ Foundation picked … Continue reading

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Artist-Led Tours Of Toxic Waste Sites Aim To Reflect On St. Louis’ Contaminated History via St. Louis Public Radio

By ELI CHEN  Before a group of young adults embarked on a tour of toxic waste sites in St. Louis, artist Allana Ross asked if anyone wanted a respirator.  Twice a year since 2017, Ross dresses up as a park ranger … Continue reading

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Federal health officials agree radioactive waste in St. Louis area may be linked to cancer via CBS

The federal government confirms some people in the St. Louis area may have a higher risk of getting cancer. A recent health report found some residents who grew up in areas contaminated by radioactive waste decades ago may have increased … Continue reading

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Class action lawsuits filed for victims of West Lake Landfill radiation via St. Louis American

Radioactive material came to St. Louis in the 1940s with World War II, when a uranium processing plant was constructed downtown. Years later, in the 1970s, radioactive waste from that site was transported to the West Lake Landfill in the … Continue reading

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Group Wants Radiation Testing at Pruitt-Igoe Site via CBSSt.Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – An environmental group wants work to stop on a development adjacent to the NGA West project to settle old questions about possible Cold War radiation at the site. It’s the old Pruitt-Igoe public housing site, knocked down and overgrown … Continue reading

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Possible radioactive contamination found in St. Louis County via 5OnYourSide

[…] The testing was done during heavy rains and the state’s lab found levels of gross Alpha radiation in the runoff that’s higher than what’s allowed in drinking water. The state’s maximum contaminant level for alpha radiation in drinking water … Continue reading

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Radiation contamination concerns after Cold Water Creek flooding in Hazelwood via Fox2

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Residents at a Hazelwood apartment complex woke up this morning to find their cars submerged after a nearby creek over flowed. There’s more to be worried about then just water damage from Cold Water Creek. … Continue reading

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There’s No Covering Up This One — Visible Pollution Leaking from NY Nuclear Plant via Activist Post

[…] According to the Democrat and Chronicle, Entergy Corporation, which operates the plant, found the source of the oil on the roof of a turbine building, said Neil Sheehan, a public affairs officer for the NRC. “It appears about 20 … Continue reading

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Messenger: Activist won’t back down in quest to rid St. Louis of nuclear waste via St. Louis Post Dispatch

[…] We’re in her dining room to talk about West Lake Landfill and the nuclear waste that was dumped there illegally decades ago. The radioactive waste dates to the production of the first atomic bomb, a double-edged sword of a … Continue reading

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Two Stay-at-Home Moms Are Waging War Against the Feds Over Illegal Toxic Waste via Broadly

What do you do when there’s 10,000 barrels of illegally dumped uranium two miles away from your home and the government tells you not to worry about it? Dawn Chapman and her family are stuck in an absurd and depressing … Continue reading

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