Saturday, December 16, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS FEAR REDEVELOPMENT OF BANNISTER FEDERAL COMPLEX THREATENS HEALTH OF KANSAS CITY!!!



As we enjoy this balmy global warming December, check out the ongoing debate over the destiny of an embattled site . . .

Moreover . . .

AS THE BANNISTER FED COMPLEX CHANGES HANDS . . . THERE'S GROWING CONCERN THAT REDEVELOPMENT RISKS THE HEALTH OF KANSAS CITY!!!

More to the point . . . The best laid plans of government consultants can't dictate the path of toxic dust clouds.

First up, a note about the upcoming devlopments . . .

NNSA Completes Transfer of Bannister Federal Complex to Private Developer for Demolition, Remediation and Redevelopment

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) today announced that ownership of over 200 acres of the aging Bannister Federal Complex in South Kansas City was formally transferred in November to Bannister Transformation and Development LLC (BT&D).

“Transferring this property from federal to private ownership was a highly successful team effort involving several local, state and federal government agencies. I want to thank everyone who helped make this happen,” said NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz. “We have fulfilled our commitment to Congress and the residents of Kansas City to transfer this excess property in a timely and safe manner. In the process, we are saving hundreds of millions in future tax dollars that the federal government would otherwise have had to spend to decommission the site on its own . . .”

Accordingly . . .

Check the money line from an environmental law center about the future of this project . . .

"The community likely will be exposed to contaminants during the redevelopment process. Steps should be taken to eliminate additional exposure to the many toxic substances present at the site;

At present there is no proposed mechanism for monitoring the health of the members of the community. No effort has been made to establish a health baseline. No provision has been made for monitoring the health of the community going forward."

Read the whole thing here . . .

Developing . . .

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe time to buy stock in those medical mask companies.

Anonymous said...

thanks for public interest journalism, tkc!

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the Kansas City Atheist Coaltion weigh in on this?

Cuz they're too busy planning protesting those kids carrying Bibles in Grandview?

Anonymous said...

Isn't WE ARE ATHEISM in Grandview run by a Ms. Brown?

Or did they have to fold up for some unfortunate reason?

seanot said...

Government(s) is/are the biggest polluter known to man. Yet this group wants to"protect" us from the evil private sector. Thanks but no thanks!

Anonymous said...

If they can contain the adverse effects so that only bureaucrats are taken out I am all for it.

Anonymous said...

I thought there has been a huge decontaminating project being done on this property?

Anonymous said...

Developers will start building in this toxic waste dump. Never let the public good interfere with making money.

Anonymous said...

Put section 8 apts for the hood rats right on top of it

Anonymous said...

Load that shit up and haul it down to 31st and Prospect and use it to pave sidewalks.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ +1,000 for @ 2:15!

Anonymous said...

Great idea

Anonymous said...

Trust the government. Trump wouldn't lie to use.

Pollution is fake news. Environmental regulations and red tape are the real pollution.

Anonymous said...

Put in a giant Rapalooza bar, selling set-ups with plenty of glass and brass recycling bins in the bathrooms and parking lot, KCMO will subsidize the loses.

Anonymous said...

Will someone delete Tony?