Bridgeton residents who say they are getting sick from nearby nuclear waste asked a Missouri Senate committee to buy their homes.
Wrap: St. Louis County Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal said the houses around the West Lake landfill are causing cancer at rates well above the average population.
Bridgeton resident Robin Dailey talked about the nuclear particulate in her home at the Senate committee hearing.
|Description: It's under my refrigerator and it's in my yard.|
The bill would not allow more than twelve and a half million dollars to be spent. There was no opposition to the measure.
Reporting from the state Captiol, I'm Jack Morrisroe.
A St. Louis County Senator pleaded with a Senate committee to buy homes from residents near nuclear waste.
Wrap: Residents of Spanish Village in Bridgeton say the local waste management company has refused to report fires at the nearby landfill.
St. Louis County Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal said nuclear waste is significantly raising the local rate of appendix cancer.
|Description: It only happens one person out of one million people. Within a population of one-hundred and twenty-thousand, people in North St. Louis we have over 85 cases. That is not normal.|
The measure has a maximum cost of twelve-and-a-half million dollars. No one spoke against the bill.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jack Morrisroe.