Pictured above: Dawn Chapman (Left) and Karen Nickel, co-founders of Just Moms STL.
Two brave ladies from North County were honored at the Gateway Journalism Review (GJR)annual First Amendment Celebration.
Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, founders of Just Moms STL, an advocacy group focused on the cleanup of nuclear waste contained in West Lake Landfill, were honored for “blowing the whistle” on the inept handling of atomic waste in the St. Louis region. Every day more St. Louis residents are becoming aware of our city’s role in the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb – and the deadly legacy left behind here.
Read more below about St. Louis’ nuclear waste issues and the people working to bring awareness to the public.
Check out Don Corrigan’s latest for the Gateway Journalism Review – an informative article titled “Activists draw national attention and EPA response to the atomic city” – Read the article HERE
Also, read Corrigan’s second article for the GJR – “Documentary movies draw attention to the atomic city” – Read the article HERE.
Pictured above: Dawn Chapman (Left) and Karen Nickel, co-founders of Just Moms STL. Picture provided by Just Moms STL.
Don Corrigan interviews Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, co-founders of Just Moms STL, in this edition of “Behind The Editor’s Curtain.” The duo shares their insight, research, perspectives, updates, and history about the issues surrounding the West Lake Landfill and their struggle to protect their kids, their family, and their community.
“The hardest thing is not getting people to action, but getting people not to lose hope,” Just Moms STL said. “The bureaucracy in this issue is huge and it’s so disgusting that people lose heart and say that nobody is going to come in and save us.”
November 5, 2015 in Environment, Home, Podcasts
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