Tag Archives: the Manhattan Project

Flooding around nuclear waste renews residents’ fears via Fox2 Now

by: Chris Hayes BRIDGETON, Mo. – Several contaminated landfills were affected by flood waters this week. FOX 2 was checking out one of the superfund sites when EPA investigators showed up. Parts of the West Lake Landfill perimeter in Bridgeton sustained … Continue reading

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100 people with rare cancers who attended same NJ high school demand answers via Fox News

By April 11, Al Lupiano had heard from more than 100 former Colonia High School attendees who had been diagnosed with rare cancers By Audrey Conklin A single New Jersey man has uncovered a medical mystery apparently linking 100 people diagnosed with rare cancers to … Continue reading

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Recap: Environmental Justice with Just Moms STL via Washington University ProSPER

By Ryan Friedman and Kayla Hannon • When Karen Nickel’s parents moved to the banks of Coldwater Creek in Hazelwood, Missouri 20 miles northwest of St. Louis, they did not realize they were moving to an area contaminated by radioactive material. Karen later moved to … Continue reading

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Moms creating change | EPA starts process of removing waste from West Lake Landfill via Channel 5

“It makes us hopeful that eventually this will be what it should have been,” said Dawn Chapman one of the women who rallied for the cleanup ST. LOUIS — A radioactive landfill in north St. Louis County has posed a … Continue reading

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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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NYC Considers Divesting From Nuclear Weapon Manufacturers via Gothamist

BY ANNIE TODD The City Council is targeting the nuclear weapons industry with a pair of bills intended to end the city’s passive involvement in the production of these devastating bombs. One resolution calls on the city comptroller to divest from … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste removal project moving forward via WKBW

Waste from Manhattan Project stored in Lewiston LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) — People who live near a nuclear waste storage site got an update on a plan to remove the wasteWednesday night.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided an update on … 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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Radioactive Waste Could Be Killing Residents in Missouri Community via TruthOut

Austin Price […] For years, many of these residents have filed lawsuits against Cotter Corporation and Mallinckrodt, the companies responsible for dumping the radioactive nuclear waste in the unlined landfill (a former limestone quarry) as well as in open piles … Continue reading

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Inside America’s most toxic nuclear waste dump, where 56 million gallons of buried radioactive sludge are leaking into the earth via Business Insider

James Pasley Hanford Nuclear Reservation is the most polluted area in the United States. Buried beneath the complex is 56 million gallons of radioactive waste that need to be dealt with. The reservation produced the plutonium for Fat Man, the … Continue reading

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