Thousands of gallons of tainted water spilled Tuesday at the Bridgeton landfill near St. Louis, the second incident in days, as an underground fire could reach radioactive waste dump site in three to six months and seven churches have been set ablaze, developing another American sacrifice zone. Hundreds recently packed a Bridgeton church after learning St. Louis County a year ago silently put an emergency plan for a potential “catastrophic event” at Bridgeton Landfill, that’s adjacent West Lake landfill. Families are moving, becoming environmental refugees in their own country.
“We are not financially able to uproot our lives, but we’re forced to,” said Tonii Morris, who lives up the street from Bridgeton landfill. “Staying here is not an option.”