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Teamsters, St. Louis Community And Allies To Hold Teach-In On Republic Services' Landfill Fire, Nuclear Waste Threat

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Teamsters Union along with other groups will hold a public teach-in about the threats of the West Lake Landfill Superfund site in Bridgeton, Mo. They will call on Republic Services Inc. [NYSE: RSG], Bill and Melinda Gates, elected officials and the Environmental Protection Agency to protect the health and safety of the Bridgeton community.
International Brotherhood Of Teamsters.

The teach-in will spread awareness of the environmental catastrophe at the West Lake Landfill and will involve public discussions on how to best keep area residents safe from the underground fire and uncontained buried nuclear wastes. Sponsors of Saturday's event include the Teamsters, Just Moms STL, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Missouri Jobs with Justice and other supporting organizations.

WHO:      Lois Gibbs, founder of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice and leading organizer of the Love Canal, N.Y., community landfill fight                Dawn Chapman, Just Moms STL and Bridgeton community activist                Ken Hall, Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer                 Bill Otto, Missouri State Representative, District 70                Marvin Kropp, President, Teamsters Joint Council 13, St. Louis                Ed Smith, Missouri Coalition for the Environment                Other community, environmental and faith organizations

WHEN:    Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.3 p.m.

WHERE:  Graphic Arts Banquet & Conference Center                105 Progress Pkwy.                Maryland Heights, Mo., 63043

RSVP:     Required for the public to attend – complete form here.

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SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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