One might mistake it for a plot out of a horror film or a slow-motion Fukushima disaster: Underground fires at one landfill move closer and closer toward radioactive waste dumped decades earlier at another landfill. At the same time, thousands of citizens, including many already suffering from a plethora of what they believe to be radiation-related diseases, are seeking help from the “powers that be.”
On the evening of Jan. 15, I was one of almost 200 people who attended an informational meeting in Bridgeton, Mo., during which the issues above were discussed in great detail. Among those in attendance were a handful of individuals who described how their lives had been changed forever by losses of loved ones to supposedly-rare cancers. They were introduced as being representative of hundreds — perhaps thousands — of families in the area of North St. Louis County (a.k.a., “North County”) forever impacted in similar ways.
To read the entire story, please go to Bob McCarty’s website.