Organizations

Just Moms STLJust Moms STL
Facebook Group
“Just Moms STL is dedicated to protecting our families and our futures from further exposures to radioactive and toxic waste from the Manhattan Project era specifically the Superfund site known as West Lake Landfill.”

WestLakeLandfillWest Lake Landfill
Facebook Group
This group has been formed by concerned residents to inform and keep the public updated about the radioactive waste in the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri.

HumansofWestLake-sqHumans of West Lake Landfill
Facebook Group
“This page is dedicated to residents and workers surrounding the Bridgeton/West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton Missouri. 

STL Growing Strong MemorialSTL Glowing Strong Memorial
Facebook Group
“Areas in St Louis, Mo are experiencing a higher than normal rate of rare cancers and chronic illnesses. This group has been designed to remember and honor those that have passed and those that are or have been battling illnesses, including Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, other auto immune, infertility, birth defects, asthma, mental health and many others.”

STL_Toxic_Aware-LogoSTL Toxic Aware
Facebook Group
“We fully support the goals of the moms, but they can’t be everywhere and a wider audience is desired.   There are thousands of people in the communities in North County who do not know what they are living with….”

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Facebook Group
“The Manhattan project waste is destroying lives all over our community.. Radioactive wastes have NO BUSINESS in an unlined landfill! Especially one that is ON FIRE and sitting in the heart of a community.” Jesse Koenig

SoulMuchWaterSoul Much Water
Facebook Group
“We’re here because of the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri. It’s an EPA Superfund site. There’s an underground landfill fire burning across from 50,000 tons of radioactive waste. The stench is horrible. People within a half-mile radius of the site can get chronic nosebleeds, watery eyes, and sore throats. If the waste and fire ever meet, the schools will have to go into a shelter-in-place because the meeting will create a ‘dirty bomb’ of radioactive particles. We don’t know how far these particles will go; it’s impossible to predict, because it depends on the wind.  Just Moms STL is fighting this, but Republic Services, which owns the landfill, subpoenaed them. They’re trying to silence Just Moms; they confiscated their emails, their Facebook, and their banners and flyers.” (Trip to Philadelphia during 2016 DNC)
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WashUStandsWashU Stands: Clean Up West Lake Landfill
Facebook Group
“We seek to inform WashU students of events associated with the illegal dumping of radioactive waste in Bridgeton, and the underground fire approaching it.”

MCEMissouri Coalition for the Environment
Ed Smith, Safe Energy Director
“The uncertainty of risk to human health related to a fire at West Lake make recent actions of the landfill owner, Republic Services, even more dubious. In the last few weeks, Republic Services launched an aggressive statewide campaign supporting the implementation of the flawed 2008 EPA decision to keep the radioactive wastes at the landfill, called CoalitionToKeepUsSafe.   Republic Services and the other financially responsible parties need to be removed from the decision making process allowed under EPA Superfund.”

Community Advisory Group - CAGWest Lake Community Advisory Group – CAG
Doug Clemens, Chairman
“They’re using much of their data from 15 years ago, the year 2000, and we just had a study done by the state of Missouri indicating that the stuff has in fact moved off-site. That tells you that a good deal can change in 15 years.”

WeldonSpring-FacebookWeldon Spring
Facebook Group
“This page was created as a result of the health survey regarding other contaminated sites: Coldwater Creek and West Lake Landfill. Weldon Springs is considered “remediated”, Coldwater Creek is in the process of being “remediated”, and West Lake is experiencing an emergent condition in which the radioactive contamination is being ignored and there is an underground fire quickly approaching. All 3 locations share a common bond in the fact that our health has been effected, and due to the teratogenic properties, our children and grandchildren’s health will also be affected.”

Water You Fighting ForWater You Fighting For
Facebook Group/Website
Melissa Mays
“I can only imagine the fear and anger that the Bridgeton families feel, because we feel it for you. We are right here with you and we are going through the same thing. To this day, no one is helping us.”

SSM DePaul Health Center

SSM DePaul Health Center
Spokesperson
SSM DePaul Health Center respectfully requests the transfer of jurisdiction of the West Lake Landfill to the US Army Corps of Engineer’s Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) in order to determine the safest and most appropriate containment measures for the radioactive materials found within the West Lake Landfill and then subsequently manage such containment.”

Center for Health, Environment & JusticeCenter for Health, Environment and Justice
Lois Gibbs, Founder
“Knock knock, is anyone home at EPA?  EPA has gone dark.  McCarthy is awaiting the end of her term and no one is protecting the American citizens of our environment.”

The Center for a Competitive Waste IndustryThe Center for a Competitive Waste Industry
REPORT: A Perfect Storm, March 2014
“Bridgeton’s fatally flawed siting and design, combined with the fact that a subsurface fire cannot be extinguished and in interacting now with radiotoxins, make the deteriorating situation largely unmanageable.”

RadCast.orgRadCast.org
Radiation Reports
“The area surrounding the West Lake Landfill in St. Louis, MO is a nuclear environmental catastrophe. It is a Superfund Site but like most Superfund Sites, it has not been cleaned up.”

Republic Services TeamstersRepublic Services Teamsters
Facebook Group
“The Teamsters will continue to support our members and everyone in the Bridgeton community fighting to protect their families.”

Joint Council 13Teamsters – Joint Council 13
Marvin Kropp, President
“Teamsters are part of this community.  More than 1,600 Teamster families live in the toxic shadow of the Bridgeton landfill and hundreds work nearby.  This has to be taken care of. Too much time has been wasted. Too little attention has been paid to those who have to live side by side or downwind from it.”

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Chuck Stiles, Assistant Director
“Republic Services has the legal, moral and financial responsibility to keep workers and communities safe from its toxic landfills.  If you can’t remove the radioactive waste, then you must pay to move people away from it. If workers could be exposed, then you must pay to properly equip them, train them, and compensate them for the hazardous work they are doing.”

Women’s Voices Raised for Social JusticeWomen's Voices Raised for Social Justice
Twitter
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Jewish Voice for Justice
“As a Reform Jewish community, we are inspired by our tradition that teaches us that we were placed in the Garden of Eden to “till and tend” (Genesis 2:15) the land and that we must be ‘shomrei adamah guardians of the land.  We must act as custodians of our planet and all its inhabitants to ensure justics for all:  access to safe, clean air to breathe and water to drink.”
Document Letter to Congress


Franciscan Sisters of Mary
Sr. Rose Mary Dowling, President
“We are here because we care about the earth and about our neighbors, who depend on having a healthy environment to raise their children. We join them in voicing concern about the risk posed by these landfills in our community.”

Adorers of the Blood of ChristAdorers of the Blood of Christ
Support transferring the responsibility for the radioactive wastes at the West Lake Landfill to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Dominican Sisters of SparkillDominican Sisters of Sparkill
Support transferring the responsibility for the radioactive wastes at the West Lake Landfill to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Franciscan Sisters of our Lady of Perpetual HelpFranciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Support transferring the responsibility for the radioactive wastes at the West Lake Landfill to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

School Sisters of Notre DameSchool Sisters of Notre Dame
Support transferring the responsibility for the radioactive wastes at the West Lake Landfill to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Sisters of Divine ProvidenceSisters of Divine Providence
Support transferring the responsibility for the radioactive wastes at the West Lake Landfill to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Sisters of MercySisters of Mercy
Support transferring the responsibility for the radioactive wastes at the West Lake Landfill to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet-Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Support transferring the responsibility for the radioactive wastes at the West Lake Landfill to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Sisters of the Most Precious BloodSisters of the Most Precious Blood
Support transferring the responsibility for the radioactive wastes at the West Lake Landfill to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Society of the Sacred HeartSociety of the Sacred Heart
Support transferring the responsibility for the radioactive wastes at the West Lake Landfill to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

ShaareEmeth-logoCongregation Shaare Emeth
Rabbi James Bennett encourages people to educate themselves and get involved regarding the situation at West Lake Landfill.

Central Reform CongregationCentral Reform Congregation
Reform Jewish Congregation, St. Louis, Missouri
“If the problem is not solved, the entire St. Louis metropolitan region could be threatened with radioactive smoke if the fire at the Bridgeton Landfill were ever to reach the nuclear site at West Lake.”

Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation mentions the radioactive West Lake Landfill (9:50 min) at a Hanukkah party at the White House Dec. 9, 2015. Credit Screen capture | White House video