Anti-nuclear activist tours north St. Louis County sites contaminated with radioactive waste, 02/19/2016

St. Louis Public Radio by Stephanie Lecci An internationally recognized anti-nuclear activist and Australian physician said the radioactive contamination in north St. Louis County is “worse than most places” she’s investigated.

Underground Fire in Mo. Nears Nuclear Waste Dump, 02/18/2016

Discovery.com by Patrick J. Kiger In the St. Louis area, a slow-burning underground fire is close to a vast store of nuclear waste buried in a federal Superfund site. The fire reportedly has been smoldering beneath a nearby landfill since at least 2010. The Washington…

An underground fire is burning near radioactive waste. Don’t worry, EPA says. 02/16/2016

The Washington Post by Darryl Fears Trevor Beckermann, 6, who suffers from the autoimmune disease alopecia areata, plays the board game Life with his mother Meagan Beckermann, 34, at home in Bridgeton, Mo. Meagan says the condition, which results in extreme hair loss, appeared after…

“The Atoms Next Door” Art Exhibit, 02/16/2016

EXHIBITION DATES: February 1 -29, 2016 Meet The Artist Reception: Saturday, February 20, 2016 6-7 p.m. STLCC-WILDWOOD HOSTS SYMPOSIUM ON NUCLEAR WASTE AND OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS Leading experts on radioactive waste will discuss nuclear weapons development in a special symposium on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 6-9…

Helen Caldicott to conduct nuclear symposium in St. Louis: ‘The Atoms Next Door’, 02/13/2016

Examiner.com by Byron DeLear The inimitable Dr. Helen Caldicott will be traveling to Saint Louis to conduct a symposium on the health impacts of radioactivity and nuclear waste on Saturday, February 20th at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood. Recently, the radioactive West Lake Landfill in north…

Moms from St. Louis, Flint want EPA response to respective crises, 02/09/16

ABC12.com by Peter Zampa WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – (02/09/16) – A coalition of moms traveled to Washington, D.C. to question the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) response to the water crisis in Flint, MI and a radioactive waste problem in a suburb of St. Louis, MO….

West Lake story: An underground fire, radioactive waste, and governmental failure, 02/11/2016

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Robert Alvarez On July 16, 1973, 28 years to the day after the first nuclear weapon was exploded at Alamogordo, New Mexico, a line of dump trucks containing the detritus from the uranium used to make plutonium for the test…

Manhattan Project Part 3: Fire, Nuclear Waste in Landfill Present Problems for St.Louis Region, 02/10/2016

Ozarks First.com by Nick Thompson BRIDGETON, Mo. – The radioactive leftover by-product from the world’s first atomic weapons could make its way into the air in the Show-Me State. A contractor illegally dumped radioactive material into a North St. Louis county landfill in the early…

Bridgeton moms group to picket, demand meeting with EPA over radioactive West Lake Landfill, 02/09/2016

St. Louis Public Radio by Stephanie Lecci An activist group of St. Louis area moms concerned about underground smoldering at the Bridgeton Landfill plans to picket outside the Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington, D.C. offices on Wednesday.

Manhattan Project Part 2: Disease, Nuclear Waste Possibly Linked in St. Louis County, 02/09/2016

OzarksFirst.com by Lindsay Clein ST. LOUIS, Mo. — It’s been nearly 71 years since atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but residents in one St. Louis suburb are still feeling the impacts of the radioactive waste left behind. “It doesn’t matter how old…

Manhattan Project Part 1: Waste From WWII Era Atomic Bombs Left Behind in St. Louis, 02/08/2016

OzarksFirst.com by Nick Thompson HAZELWOOD, Mo. – Thousands of Missourians are paying the price today for their hometown’s role in producing the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. President Harry S. Truman, a Missouri native, decided to drop those bombs four months into his…

West Lake Landfill activists join forces with Flint water protestors to pressure EPA, 02/09/2016

STL Today.com by Chuck Raasch WASHINGTON • Activists around the West Lake Landfill controversy have joined with those from the Flint, Mich., water crisis to put pressure on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to respond more forcefully to both. JUST MOMS stl, a group organized to force…

Burning Bridgeton Landfill Moms Go To Washington, 02/08/2016

CBS – St. Louis by Kevin Killeen BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOX) – A group of local moms who believe their children are suffering health problems from a landfill fire plead for help from the head of the EPA. “Our children are suffering from nose bleeds, and fatigue,…

EPA to focus on groundwater contamination, conduct more tests at West Lake Landfill, 09/09/2015

St. Louis Public Radio by Stephanie Lecci In a move that environmental groups say they are “excited” and “pleasantly surprised” about, the Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to create a specific unit to study groundwater contamination at the West Lake Landfill Superfund site.

St. Louis County to begin respiratory health survey near Bridgeton Landfill, 02/09/2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Jacob Barker St. Louis County Health Department workers will soon begin knocking on doors near the Bridgeton Landfill for a health survey of respiratory ailments there. The study would compare a randomized sample of residents living near the burning Bridgeton Landfill…

Senate bill to shift oversight of nuclear waste in landfill, 02/03/2016

The Washington Times by Jim Salter, The Associated Press This photo taken Aug. 28, 2015 shows a membrane covering hundreds of feet of garbage and various pipes that direct leachate to a treatment plant at the Bridgeton Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo. The Environmental Protection Agency…

Major win for West Lake families: transfer from EPA to Army Corps of Engineers, 02/03/2016

Examiner.com by Byron DeLear Many may not realize, but the original name for the Manhattan Project—the secret government initiative during World War II to make to the first atomic weapons—was the “Manhattan Engineering District.” The Army Corps of Engineers have been at the front of the American nuclear-narrative…

Bill Transferring West Lake Remediation from EPA to Army Corps Passes U.S. Senate, 02/03/2016

WASHINGTON D.C. (KMOX) — Experts said it would likely take an act of Congress, and that’s what’s happening — the U.S. Senate has passed a measure to transfer remediation of the West Lake Landfill from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Army Corps of Engineers. The…

U.S. Senate votes to transfer West Lake Landfill clean-up to Army Corp of Engineers, 02/02/2016

Fox2Now.com by Melanie Moon BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – Residents who live near West Lake Landfill are celebrating a huge decision by the U.S. Senate. Tuesday the senate transferred authority of West Lake from the EPA to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its cleanup…