Posts By: Hayley Nicole Landman

Just Moms Try Electoral Politics

Sixty-five people gathered at the start time for the Moms’ (Just Moms STL) August meeting, this time in a union hall. At least ten more straggled in, as confused newcomers navigated construction on the road outside. Billed as a candidate’s forum instead of the normal monthly updates, the meeting was in some ways a test… Read more »

“The Solution to Pollution is Dilution.”

Once a month, the Moms of West Lake Landfill host a community meeting to give updates about the conditions at the site and to give stakeholders and local officials a chance to interact with each other. It started over four years ago, when Ed Smith from the Missouri Coalition for the Environment met Karen Nickels… Read more »

A little history

Designing a summer research project to do in my home community has been an amazing experience. Not only am I putting the resources that Northwestern offers its undergrads to work to produce better understanding of a problem, but I get to do it at home, addressing an issue that directly affects the people I care… Read more »

The Story of the Bridgeton and West Lake Landfills in St. Louis County, MO

This summer I am researching an environmental crisis at a landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri, which is a small suburb of St. Louis not too far from its airport. In 1973, a company illegally dumped between 40,000 and 100,000 tons of nuclear waste at the West Lake Landfill. This was in the time before regulated landfills,… Read more »