Deepening Our Commitment

MCE has worked on nuclear and other hazardous waste issues throughout Missouri for decades, and recently we have been engaged with addressing the public health disaster at West Lake Landfill and Coldwater Creek. In partnership with Just Moms STL, we were successful in receiving a record of decision from the EPA in 2018 to commit…

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Deepening Our Commitment

Unalienable Rights

“To be self-evident, we hold these truths that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Most of us learned this passage from the U.S. Constitution when we were kids, and our society routinely discusses them….

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Unalienable Rights

Systematic Racism in the Environmental Movement

When you think of the environmental movement, what kind of people spring to mind? You might think of a tree hugging, Earth Day celebrating, “natural” food eating, white person in a pair of Birkenstocks. If so, that makes a lot of sense — the mainstream environmental movement – the one that’s enjoyed the most attention…

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Soil Toxicity in St. Louis

Industry has been an important part of St. Louis’ history since the 1800s. After the civil war, shipping and manufacturing expanded dramatically, due in part to the city’s central location in the country and access to rail and water transportation. Sites that were previously home to factories, gas stations, smelters, and houses built before 1978…

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Soil Toxicity in St. Louis

West Lake Landfill

The EPA announced it will remove up to 70% of the radioactivity at the West Lake Landfill in the Record of Decision (ROD) it issued in 2018. While MCE supports 100% removal, this is a significant step forward that will reduce the threat of radioactive contamination in the region. MCE supports the safety of people…

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