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    Default New Teamsters Report Details Mounting Liabilities for One of Republic Services' Nucle

    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Teamsters released a report that details the escalating costs to the public and investors for Republic Services, Inc's [NYSE: RSG] mismanagement of its Bridgeton/West Lake Superfund landfill in Bridgeton, Mo. The nuclear waste remediation has already cost Republic Services $219 million and may cost much more if the Army Corps of Engineers takes over the site.
    According to the report, "Republic Services Toxic Investments: Liabilities Mount at Nuclear Waste Landfill," the Bridgeton/West Lake landfill contains 8,700 tons of World War II-era radioactive waste, and an active underground fire. Elected Missouri officials, community groups, environmental activists, and labor organizations are advocating for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to implement the remediation of the nuclear waste and charge Republic for the cost of the cleanup. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is contracting with the Army Corps of Engineers to construct a barrier between the underground fire and the nuclear waste.

    Read more: New Teamsters Report Details Mounting Liabilities for One of Republic Services' Nuclear Waste Landfills - Press Release - Digital Journal

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    Default Grass-roots citizens groups have formed as the landfill burned, and it has become a c

    Grass-roots citizens groups have formed as the landfill burned, and it has become a cause célèbre for environmental groups worried the smoldering could reach nuclear waste illegally dumped 40 years ago in the adjacent West Lake Landfill. Some residents have filed lawsuits, others want buyouts, and federal regulators have reconsidered a plan to cap the radioactive waste.

    Even the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents about 9,000 of Republic’s workers and has had a contentious relationship with the company over the years, joined the chorus calling for buyouts and removal of the waste.

    Republic Services says dealing with the landfills has cost $125 million thus far, one of the most expensive environmental problems it faces. The hit to its reputation can’t be measured.
    Republic Services struggles to gain trust as it deals with landfill headache : Business

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    Default Teamsters , st. Louis community hold teach - in on republic services’ nuclear waste l

    This is unbelievable! This is actually going on and no one is doing anything about this except the Teamsters?

    (ST. LOUIS, MO)–On Saturday, Teamsters gathered with St. Louis-area residents, union members, elected officials, faith leaders, environmental experts and attorneys about Republic Service’s [NYSE: RSG] West Lake Landfill. West Lake is a Superfund site in Bridgeton, Mo. that contains 8,700 tons of buried uncontained radioactive nuclear wastes adjacent to an under ground landfill fire.

    Saturday’s teach -in spread awareness of the environmental catastrophe at West Lake and kicked off discussions of how to best keep area residents safe.

    The coalition called on Republic Services Inc., its owners, Bill and Melinda Gates, elected officials and the Environmental Protection Agency to protect the health and safety of the surrounding community.
    https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50740...licTeachIn.pdf

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    Yes, those horrible Teamster's that do nothing but support liberals. Could you just imagine what it would be like without our presence? How many ecological crimes would their be?

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    This is just unbelievable. The way we have been allowed to treat our planet or should I say the way industry has been allowed to treat our planet......

    Missouri orders new measures to prevent spread of Bridgeton Landfill fire
    Missouri regulators are ordering the owner of the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill to add more safeguards and develop a backup plan to prevent the spread of an underground fire past existing defenses.

    Temperatures have gradually increased over several months near a line of equipment meant to control the fire’s spread, according to a letter from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
    That’s important to regulators and Republic because the north quarry is connected to the radioactively contaminated West Lake Landfill.

    Phoenix-based Republic has spent more than $100 million capping the landfill, building a leachate treatment plant and installing temperature monitors, cooling wells and gas extraction equipment to control the fire.
    Missouri orders new measures to prevent spread of Bridgeton Landfill fire : Business

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    Teamsters Testify About Republic Services' Radioactive Landfill
    (WASHINGTON) – On Tuesday, Teamsters testified at the St. Louis Tribunal that is investigating human rights violations against communities surrounding Republic Services’ West Lake Superfund landfill site in Bridgeton, Mo. The tribunal will report to the United Nations Human Rights and Environment Program.

    An underground fire has been raging for five years at the West Lake complex, which contains thousands of tons of illegally-dumped radioactive nuclear wastes in an unlined landfill. The subsurface fire is moving closer to the nuclear waste and is releasing toxic chemicals that residents and workers can smell for miles. The landfill complex is owned by the second-largest landfill company in the United States, Republic Services [NYSE: RSG].

    Eighteen witnesses testified to a jury composed of leading civic and religious figures, led by Lois Gibbs of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. Witnesses detailed their many health problems, including, deaths among family, friends and neighbors; disruptions to their daily routines; sharp drops in home values; and the inability to enjoy the outdoors and their homes.
    https://teamster.org/news/2015/12/te...ctive-landfill

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    Teamsters, St. Louis Residents Cite Republic Services’ Radioactive Landfill in Complaint to United Nations

    Every time I read about this, I still cannot believe it. What are we doing to our planet?
    (NEW YORK) –Yesterday, Teamsters with the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, Saint Louis residents Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, founders of JustMoms STL and Center for Health Environment and Justice founder Lois Gibbs lodged a formal human rights complaint with the United Nations Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment.

    The coalition has been corresponding with the U.N. Rapporteur regarding the effects of the ongoing West Lake Bridgeton landfill environmental crisis in Missouri, its impact on surrounding communities and the need for corporate accountability and government action.

    An underground fire has been raging for five years at the West Lake complex, which contains thousands of tons of illegally-dumped radioactive nuclear wastes in an unlined landfill. The subsurface fire is moving closer to the nuclear waste and is releasing toxic chemicals that residents and workers can smell for miles. The landfill complex is owned by the second-largest landfill company in the United States, Republic Services [NYSE: RSG], itself controlled by one of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates.
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/05/te...fill-complaint

 

 

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