West Lake Landfill Neighbors Put Politicians on the Hot Seat

Bridgeton, Mo. (KMOX) – Those who want the toxic West Lake landfill are putting politicians in the hot seat and demanding answers.

Several county and state elected officials, as well as those seeking office in November, are taking part in a pair of candidate forums hosted by the protest group Just Moms STL to discuss where they stand on the landfill issue.

Karen Nickel with Just Moms STL says the forums are way for the public to get to know each candidate’s platform and to be informed.

“Some of these candidates we have never spoken with before, and so this is kinda an introduction to them as well as us because we haven’t met up with them. Just really hoping to find out who is going to step up to the plate and help this community, if elected,” she says.

Just Moms STL co-founder Dawn Chapman says these forums gives the community an opportunity to voice their concerns and work together as a cohesive community to make change happen. “It’s to show these people that there is a bipartisan effort behind the scenes that is coming together and all their hard work is paying off,” she says.

The first forum was held Thursday night, but several politicians were attending the Missouri State Fair and so a second forum will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Graphic Arts and Banquet Center near Westport Plaza.

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