STATEMENT OF LEAD COUNSEL STUART H. SMITH

COLDWATER CREEK/LANDFILL INFORMATIONAL MEETING – PLEASE JOIN US AT:

John Calvin Presbyterian Church (map), 12567 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton. Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.


 

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To all those interested in the recently released federal ASTDR health report on Coldwater Creek:

I am lead counsel in the currently filed Coldwater Creek and Landfill radiation case(s). My name is Stuart H. Smith. I have been working on radiation and toxic tort cases since 1988, and have been lead counsel in hundreds of radiation cases. This is the worst I have ever seen, when considered along with the burning landfill situation.

In all these years, this is the first time I have seen this governmental agency (ASTDR) come out on the side of the victims and against the corporate polluters. The findings of a direct link between Cotters radioactive materials and blood, bone, and lung cancer, in the new federal health report is something we have believed for a long time, and that the blood, bone, and lung cancers in the community are directly related to the radiation. As devastating as that is to each of these individuals, the economic impact of the complete loss of property values to the entire community will be economically devastating.

As a result of this dreadful news, I will be hosting an informational town hall with highly qualified and well-known experts for the community on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. (doors at 5:30 pm). I apologize for the short notice but did not know the report was coming out, and there are major issues presented by the report that the citizens need to know about as soon as possible. Experts will appear either in person or by video. These experts include:

1) Dr. Phil Plato who is a health physicist. Dr. Plato has been studying the radiological issues for quite some time.

2) Brian Moore, geologist, of Carriage House Consulting, who was the lead scientist who updated the new Coldwater Creek flood plain map which significantly increased the potential zone of contamination. Mr. Moore will appear in person or by video.

3) Dr. Christopher Busby, chemist and epidemiologist by video.

4) Dr. Randall Bell, Landmark Research certified real estate appraiser by video.

While the report does present some evidence, which is helpful in understanding the impacts of the radioactive material in the Creek, IT HAS MAJOR SHORTCOMINGS which the community must understand. For example, the potential for damage from exposure to Uranium Isotopes themselves are largely ignored. Other shortcomings will be discussed. Mitigation methodologies will also be discussed.

The event will be held John Calvin Presbyterian Church (map), 12567 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton.

Please know that you, your neighbors, and family are invited to attend, and light refreshments will be provided. Join us.