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St. Louis is running out of time while govt. argues over who should pay for radioactive clean up

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posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 09:37 AM
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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 stop it.

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.




posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 09:53 AM
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We can always tell what issues before the public will not be addressed directly.

They talk endlessly about it until the public becomes bored and changes channels.

"We're talking to some people, we're looking for some stuff, we're figuring it all out, and we'll get back to you." --Chris Rock



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 10:20 AM
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THIS IS GOING TO BECOME COMMON PLACE OVER THE NEXT DECADE OR SO AS THE POWER PLANTS ETC DETERIORATE....
THEY ARE POISONING THE WORLD WITH THIS.....



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 11:11 AM
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*claps*

So much for your superior goverment



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: bandersnatch

Unfortunately I agree 100% It makes me so curious why some countries who have never had nuclear technology are so desperate to have it. Do they not see the effects we are having to deal with?



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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It is utterly beyond comprehension that we still build these things....
The nuclear option is a literal dead end for us.....
How can mere humans cope with half lives (of atomic waste)that span 500 million years...???
Its madness to contemplate....we must have a death wish built in so deep its part of us.........




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