January 29, 2015 – St. Louis (FUSRAP) Community Meeting on updates to the Coldwater Creek Clean up

St. Louis (FUSRAP) Community Meeting on updates to the Coldwater Creek Clean up Efforts by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and an introduction the the new head of the St. Louis County Health Dept and the Epidemiologist that are looking into the health concern of the exposures to the ionizing radiation that was and still is being cleaned up along and next to Coldwater Creek.

{Formerly Utilized Sites Remediation Action Plan/Program aka FUSRAP)

For more information:
Coldwatercreekfacts.com
Coldwater Creek – Just the Facts – Facebook

U.S. Army Corp of Enigineers – St. Louis District – FUSRAP (Formerly Utilized Sites Remediation Action Plan)

http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Missions/CentersofExpertise/FormerlyUtilizedSitesRemedialActionProgram.aspx

City of St Ann Board of Alderman Workshop Hearing Leachate Pipe Construction St Charles Rock Road

Board of Aldermen for the City of St. Ann hold a hearing on the Force Main pipe being installed by MSD down St Charles Rock Road from the Bridgeton / Republic Landfill to the lift station at the intersection of 170 and St. Charles Rock Road for the Bissell Point Plant in which they were not informed of since it was using State Highway right of way.10665387_316319821909848_4728253324609872317_n

 

 

January 22, 2015 Regional CommUnity Meeting On West Lake Landfill

How you can help –

Contact your Federally Elected Officials, ask them to have this site moved from Superfund under the EPA to Formerly Utilized Sites Remediation Action Plan aka FUSRAP under the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. This applies to all States, not just Missouri. The more voices of concern that are heard, the stronger the message will be that this site needs to be under the Army Corps. The meeting held on January 22nd further shows why this site should be moved from Superfund to FUSRAP.

Facebook: Just Moms STL and West Lake Landfill

Twitter: #WestLakeLandfill #Bridgeton Landfill #outnow

www.stlradwastelegacy.com

 

USGS Water Report it out!! Verifies the need to COMPLETE testing and characterization of the North Quarry!

 

***ATTENTION ALL****
USGS Water Report it out!! Verifies the need to COMPLETE testing and characterization of the North Quarry!

-USGS states that radioactive materials could have physically moved into the north and south quarry (USGS pg. 4, 25, 35)

-The report does NOT look at the unnatural ratio of U238 to U235 found even in water wells that are below MCL.

-The report DOES show that the hazardous leachate at the site is in contact with the groundwater and that wells off site are showing increased Radium concentrations.

-The report acknowledges that we have a Radium problem in the groundwater and lists 4 possible hypothesis (1) leaching of radium from radioactively impacted material (RIM) placed at the site during the 1970’s, (2) the radium values detected are within the range of natural groundwater, (3) leaching of radium from non-RIM wastes disposed at the site, and (4) mobilization of naturally occurring radium from aquifer solids by some component of landfill leachate. (pg. 3)

– The radium at the landfill will become more radioactive over the next ~9,000 years due to chemical conversions throughout the uranium purification process for nuclear weapons, yet this appears to have been left out of the report.

Below is from page 79 of the report found at this link:  USGS Ground Water document

1968 1974

The Aerials below show much better images of the above that we have in our files.

March 17, 1968 with Overlay  – images trimmed for closer view — legend information on the 1974 photo following this one.  Entire image can be made available

March 17, 1968 with overlay

May 6, 1974 with Overlay —  See bottom left (in black letters) the legend  – bottom right is photo image date

 

MMay 6, 1974 with overlay

MO-DNR SWMP / HWP comments to the EPA on the Isolation Barrier Alternatives Analysis for West Lake

Photo of heat extraction pilot study cooler unit Bridgeton Landfill, Oct. 6, 2014

Photo of heat extraction pilot study cooler unit Bridgeton Landfill, Nov. 6, 2014  that is referenced on page 7 item 7.0 Option 4 – credit – MO-DNR

 

ATTENTION ALL,


Some GREAT news!! This is the BEST letter so far written by the State of Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program & Hazardous Waste Program to the EPA.

“The Department 10 page response supports USACE’s conclusion with respect to the design of the isolation barrier. Given slowly increasing temperatures in the neck, we further suggest that EPA require the Repsondents to IMMEDIATELY characterize RIM in the ENTIRE North Quarry” Also, they disagree with EPA’s absurd idea that nothing bad happens when an SSE hits the radioactive wastes!!

Thank you MODNR and Chris Koster

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http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/docs/commentsisolationbarrierlaternativesanalysis112414.pdf