A full-length NUCLEAR HOTSEAT SPECIAL report on the St. Louis Nuclear Nightmare – Atoms Next Door symposium. World War II-era highly radioactive weapons manufacturing waste illegally buried in a flood plain of the Missouri River. It has been invisibly poisoning residents for over 40 years, resulting in cancer clusters, brain tumors in children, autoimmune diseases and more. St. Louis Community College in Wildwood sponsored the event. Dr. Helen Caldicott flew in from Australia to be keynote speaker; Bob Alvarez, nuclear workers advocate Denise Brock, and revered Missouri environmentalist Kay Drey (DRY) addressed an overflow audience of more than 300 people and livestream viewers from around the world, including Nuclear Hotseat listeners from Wales, Ireland, France, and New Zealand.
FEATURED INTERVIEWS WITH: Dr. Helen Caldicott, Bob Alvarez (article links: http://tinyurl.com/zjhcrf9 ) and http://tinyurl.com/phoabd5 , Coldwater Creek veteran Mary Oscko, and Christen Commuso, photographer of Humans of West Lake. PLUS: Pre- and Post-Symposium talks with audience members to get their take on their knowledge, what drew them to the event, and their feelings once it ended.
Link to Livestream of Entire “Atoms Next Door” Symposium: http://tinyurl.com/hpr9prj (speakers begin twenty minutes after banner intro – I set the link to bring you directly to the beginning).
Listen to the conversations as a donated Teamsters van filled with anti-nuclear activists tours Laddy Avenue, the Airport site, Coldwater Creek, St. Cyn Park, the Bridgeton Landfill and West Lake Landfill. Dr. Helen Caldicott, Kay Drey, Byron DeLear, Dawn Chapman, and Karen Nickel
Nuclear Hotseat #244: SPECIAL – Atoms Next Door: St. Louis Nuclear Nightmare w/Dr. Caldicott, Bob Alvarez, West Lake Moms http://tinyurl.com/zgtvlw2
Here is my St. Louis, Coldwater Creek, West Lake Landfill Radioactive Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/om33588