International Nuclear Waste Expert Visits Contaminated Areas In St. Louis

News from the US ….meanwhile here in Cumbria #DriggLocktheGate #StopMoorside #StopNuclear

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Crowd attending at the STLCC-Wildwood symposium "The Atoms Next Door" held February 20. Crowd attending at the STLCC-Wildwood symposium “The Atoms Next Door” held February 20.

By Holly Shanks

“I toured the situation yesterday and my hair nearly fell out,” Dr. Helen Caldicott said. “I’ve never seen anything so goddamn dangerous.”

The internationally renowned authority on the medical dangers of nuclear waste did not sugarcoat her thoughts after visiting several contamination points, like Westlake Landfill and Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis County.

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One thought on “International Nuclear Waste Expert Visits Contaminated Areas In St. Louis

  1. While the climate and location are highly inappropriate, notice that the radioactive waste must still go somewhere and becomes someone’s problem, especially as the US gov (like the UK) appears unwilling to make any effort to properly contain the waste: “At minimum, the first order of business should be for the U.S. Corps of Engineers to remove as much of the waste at the landfill as possible and contain the rest to protect your communities and the drinking water you draw from the Missouri River”

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