Bridgeton Landfill Fire/West Lake Landfill News
FREE —- YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS MEETING
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: International Union of Operating Engineers – 3449 Hollenburg Dr., Bridgeton, MO 63044
The next West Lake Landfill public meeting welcomes several experts from near and far, including: Bob Alvarez, who served in the US Dept. of Energy under President Bill Clinton. Most recently Bob Alvarez has been working on the Plutonium mess at Hanford, Washington. More on Bob Alvarez here: http://www.ips-dc.org/staff/bob
Dr. Bob Criss from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Criss has challenged EPA Region 7’s claim that it’s only “leached barium sulfate” at the West Lake Landfill. More on Dr. Criss here: http://eps.wustl.edu/people/bob_criss
Peter Anderson, who has worked on landfill issues for much of his career. More on Peter Anderson here: http://www.competitivewaste.org/staff.htm
You can RSVP on Facebook.
Read the latest on West Lake Landfill from nuclear weapons waste expert, Robert Alverez.
Trenching Plan Under Fire
The October government shut down delayed steps to investigate the possibility of whether a trench can be constructed to block the advance of the subsurface landfill fire at the Bridgeton Landfill near Earth City. The plan for the trench is the latest concept to prevent the underground fire from reaching the radioactive nuclear weapons wastes which are in the northern portion of the landfill, closest to St. Charles Rock Road.
MCE is raising concerns about the safety of the plan. The proposed plan includes clearing the site of shrubs and grasses which have been growing on the radioactive portion of the site for decades, helping to prevent the soil from washing away or blowing in the wind. Disturbance of the vegetation is a concern because some of the radioactivity is at the surface on the site.
The latest from the St. Louis American.
Here’s KWMU’s story.
And one from the Republic in Columbus, Indiana.
And information about the County’s role from KMOX