Pictured: Rep. Bill Otto (far right)
Missouri Rep. Bill Otto, D – Dist. 70, is the guest on this edition on “Behind the Editor’s Curtain” with Don Corrigan.
Otto shares his thoughts on the importance of the environment in the upcoming elections and the issue of public safety relating to the Westlake Landfill radioactive waste topic.
Crowd attending at the STLCC-Wildwood symposium “The Atoms Next Door” held February 20.
By Holly Shanks
“I toured the situation yesterday and my hair nearly fell out,” Dr. Helen Caldicott said. “I’ve never seen anything so goddamn dangerous.”
The internationally renowned authority on the medical dangers of nuclear waste did not sugarcoat her thoughts after visiting several contamination points, like Westlake Landfill and Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis County.
West Lake Landfill photo provided by Just Moms STL.
The West Lake Landfill issues and nuclear waste contamination are hot topics currently in the St. Louis region and public concerns are growing. Environmental Echo wanted to provide several updates relating to the situation.
Updates include radiation found migrating off-site at West Lake. Huge sums needed for remediation and possible buy-out. And the landfill near radioactive site continues to be plagued by underground fire prompting the EPA’s announcement of West Lake Landfill Isolation Barrier Decision.
January 27, 2016 in Environment, Home
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