NH #232: St. Louis/West Lake Update – Ed Smith, Dawn Chapman

This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • Ed Smith, who is with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, explains the proposed legislation to put Federal supervision of the West Lake Landfill under the Army Corps of Engineers and the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, or FUSRAP.
  • Dawn Chapman, a Mom who lives two miles from West Lake and Admins the West Lake Landfill Facebook site, on latest developments in the PR “divide and conquer” pushback from Republic Services.

Numnutz of the Week:

Japan opens an “environmental radiation center,” a branch of the Fukushima Prefectural Center for Environmental Creation (emphasis added) in Minami-Soma.  Expressed purpose?  “(to) conduct more minute and precise radiation monitoring and release accurate data to the public to dispel the anxiety of Fukushima residents and negative publicity about radioactive contamination.”  In other words, it’s not about science; it’s planned for propaganda.  Numnutz, indeed!

This Week’s News Includes:

  • Nuke industry invades COP21 Climate Change summit in Paris suited up to promote the “nuclear is green” lie and try to stick the world with 1,000 more gigawatts of nuclear capacity… when they STILL don’t know what to do with the eternally radioactive waste they’ve already got.
  • Australia nuke saga – France ships its radwaste to Australia, which is moving to develop new nuclear waste storage facilities on sites nominated by landholders, which are being fought against by neighbors who don’t want to lose their livelihood, and all if it is underscored by the Indigenous Aboriginal community pulls out of environmental demonstration because pro-nukers have been allowed to march in Sidney’s Climate March.
  • Tractor-trailor filled with radioactive hazmat suits from Three Mile Island crashes on Maryland highway near Hagerstown.
  • Tennessee doesn’t want new nuke landfill at the Oak Ridge facility, which is already a Superfund site because of contamination from WWII atomic bomb constuction.
  • Japan – 11 new cases of thyroid cancer in young people in Fukushima as officials claim “no connection” with 2011 triple meltdown.
  • …and more!

Final Thought:

  • A deeply felt apology.