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 . . .