posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 09:37 AM
For those of you who have no clue what I'm talking about here is a brief summary. West Lake Landfill in St. Louis is home to 150,000 TONS of
radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project. In the beginning they didn't realize all the negative effects of radiation so believe it or not, this
waste was sold off to the highest bidder. Not long after, not knowing what else to do, it was dumped there in West Lake. Crazy little factoid - Bill
Gates is part owner of this landfill. A few years back the neighboring landfill developed an underground fire. Big news back then but it has dropped
out of peoples memory banks. Well the fire is still burning, creeping closer and closer to the radioactive material. Apparently there is no way to
Last fall, it was close enough residents began freaking out and they had to come up with a battle plan on what to do when and how to evacuate when the
fire hits waste.
Residents there have fought and fought to get the EPA to do something, but they have been less than helpful. New studies have showed that, yes the
radioactive material has leached into the ground water and has traveled outside the area.
The residents were thrilled when the Senate took this on and put through a bill taking responsibility away from the EPA who have not done anything and
give it over to the Army Corps of Engineers.
This bill has stalled out in the House.
Why??? With such overwhelming support for this bill in the Senate, a matter with such grave consequences, why would the House let it rest?
It all comes down to money. They can't decide who should pay for the cleanup.
St. Louis Public Radio
We are running out of time.