TV: Official to reveal “new concerns” about landfill fire nearby nuclear dump — “Will unveil new information about the radioactive waste” — Erin Brockovich’s group meets with residents

Published: June 17th, 2013 at 8:34 am ET


CBS St. Louis, June 17, 2013 at 7:24a ET: State Rep. Bill Otto Scheduled To Release New Landfill Information [..] Work continues to put out the fire at the burning Bridgeton [near St. Louis, MO] landfill, while new information is expected to be released Monday about the nearby nuclear waste sit. State Representative Bill Otto of St. Charles has schedule a new conference around 3:30 p.m. at Pattonville High School to brief residents about “new concerns” regarding the landfill.  Otto will unveil new information about the radioactive waste […] The underground fire at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill has been smoldering for two-and-a-half years and is slowly creeping toward the nuclear site. […] The fire was said to be about 1,000 feet from the nuclear site […] St. Louis: A foul stench and concerns about safety near the Bridgeton landfill have garnered national attention, including a visit from a lawyer and environmental investigator with the Erin Brockovich group. They answered questions on Saturday concerning the impact of the Bridgeton landfill on the area. […]

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Published: June 17th, 2013 at 8:34 am ET


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14 comments to TV: Official to reveal “new concerns” about landfill fire nearby nuclear dump — “Will unveil new information about the radioactive waste” — Erin Brockovich’s group meets with residents

  • "… fire continues to move toward the radioactive waste. They said it has moved 200 feet closer in the last three months."
    – KMOV article

    "The fire was said to be about 1,000 feet from the nuclear site."
    – CBS article

    By my calculations that means, at the current rate of advance, they have about 15 months until contact assuming it does not move any faster.

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    No one knows where the nuclear waste is. They don't even know what's in it.

    It's entirely probable that the waste, which would have been primarily wet, like the Hanford waste, has migrated far and wide since it was first dumped there. Lord knows what's migrated into the drinking water.

    I don't doubt for a second that the waste and the burning fire have already met, and that is why the MO DNR is not testing for alpha and beta radiation. No testing, no lawsuits.

    As of today, there is no equipment on-site digging firebreak trenches – nothing is being done to stop the progression of the fire. Why are they afraid to dig up 'non-radioactive' trash?

    We can only hope that Erin's firm is fully testing for the complete spectrum of radioisotopes possible with plutonium processing nuclear waste. All the profiles are available from the Hanford disaster, it's all the same waste.

    Very shortly, if not well past the point of no return, the entire Greater St. Louis area needs to be evacuated, and soon the entire eastern and southeastern United States.

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    OK, so lets start adding this up:
    Hanford, WA – Massive nuclear waste leakages in surrounding environment, water table and river

    St. Louis, MO – Possible burning nuclear waste, spreading contamination around central U.S.

    Bayou Corne, LO – Radioactive waste stored in salt mines near Bayou Corne may be compromised from the continually growing sinkhole, spreading it through out the marshland and bay regions.

    Washington, Oregon and California – massive contamination from Fukushima coming in from ocean and air currents. Contaminated water drying on coastal areas blow radioactive particles inland.

    So, is North Dakota starting to sound good right about now?

    • Sickputer

      North Dakota as a haven? Maybe not…some researchers call that 4-state area (including Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota) the "Secret Chernoby".

      Over 1,000 uranium test sites or operational mines.

      "Uranium was mined from at least nine sites in southwestern North Dakota. The exact number is unknown because of poor record-keeping by the state and by mining companies, Murphy said.

      Mining companies burned lignite, often called brown coal, to reach the uranium within it, Murphy said. Companies used old tires or diesel fuel to ignite the open pits. The uranium-laden ash was then shipped to Utah, Colorado or South Dakota to be processed further, he said."

      Australia not looking so good also:

      We have met the enemy and his middle name is greed.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a secret Executive Order declaring this four
          State region in the Upper Midwest to be a
          'National Sacrifice Area’ for the mining and
          production of uranium and nuclear energy.

          the smart public elects wise leaders.(sarcasm). Cant go on this way forever

        • moonshellblue moonshellblue

          Thanks anne, what a man made mess. Unreal I really hope someone can clean up this nuclear devil brews and numerous others, or are working on methods to do so, effectively. I still keep hope in my back pocket but the fabric is wearing thin.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    And that's not counting secret nuclear landfills.

  • weeman

    What is the bet that on Monday they declare no immediate threat to human life, they don't even know what is buried there, but they are sure it poses no threat.
    Put the dam fire out, you have the technology now make it so, prime directive from the weeman.

  • Jay

    Two and a half years of burning ??
    No one mentions about trenches dug around the nuclear plant to protect it against the fire , never mind other efforts to estinguish it , including bombing it to open it up for better access for the water .

    How complacent those people must be through 2 1/2 years watching the fire moving steady towards the nuclear plant !

    Wait a minute … isn't Mafia in charge with garbage collection and disposal ? Now all makes sense , it's just another 'Clean-up' plan in progress which will take effect the moment the nuclear plant cooling system catches fire …

  • lam335 lam335

    Has anyone heard what the "new concerns" about the landfill fire are? I don't live in St. Louis and couldn't find an update on the above noted local news webpage.

    • lam335 lam335

      Sorry, I thought the news conference was scheduled for 3 pm, but it was actually scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm. If anyone hears, please let the rest of us know.

  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    The politicans could care less it seems as long as they have shelters to get in & armed thugs to keep the people who put them in office as far away as possible so they dont have to deal with what will happen soon to the esatern seaborad, our own Fukushima from the west, the Indian Nations & now St Louis & Ohio a7 on & on it goes untill we all are on a very short time line for death & we paid for it all, yes we tax payers paid dearly! Bleeding from your butt & cancer spreading at rates never seen in this nation will be the norm, those in wall st will not excape the rad's coming their way daily at higher rates every minute!