|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:10:00 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, FORMER SITES: West Lake Landfill, Bridgeton, MO|
New revelations shake-up EPA jurisdiction of St. Louis radioactive site by Byron DeLear Examiner July 22, 2015 In a bipartisan letter made public today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill of Missouri have called attention to the West Lake landfill which contains tens of thousands of tons of radioactive material generated during the top-secret Manhattan Project of World War II. The site has never been included in the appropriate Federal clean-up program and the bipartisan congressional delegation have called for a reevaluation of its status. Addressed to Ernest Moniz, a nuclear physicist and head of the U.S. Department of Energy, the statement touches on what’s emerging as a civil rights issue based on environmental justice - the fact that out of numerous radiologically contaminated sites in North St. Louis County, only one site has been excluded from the Federal program tasked with cleaning-up nuclear weapons-related waste. Located in Bridgeton, Mo., the site that’s been left behind is the West Lake landfill, which also happens to rest dangerously next to an underground fire burning at an adjacent site—the Bridgeton landfill. … For the entire article, see http://www.examiner.com/article/new-revelations-shake-up-epa-jurisdiction-of-st-louis-radioactive-site -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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