St. Louis Public Radio Reports on EPA's Reversal of Decades-Long Practices to Test After Demands by Winston Calvert's Clients

St. Louis Public Radio reports that the EPA will begin testing for radiation in the vicinity of the Bridgeton and West Lake landfills.  The EPA's decision reverses decades of EPA precedent, and was made in response to a demand from Winston Calvert and his co-counsel for EPA to correct public misstatements.  Winston Calvert and colleagues represent community members who have found radioactive material from the landfill in their homes. 

 

 

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Winston Calvert's Client Utility Companies

A federal court ruled in favor of two utility companies that Winston Calvert had represented in a long-running lawsuit.  The lawsuit sought monetary and declaratory relief under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) from Union Electric Company (Ameren Missouri) and Citizens Electric Corporation.  The lawsuit was just the latest dispute to arise out of the discharge of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s at the site of Missouri Electric Works, Inc., in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Although Missouri Electric Works closed in 1982, litigation between the various impacted parties continues.  The court held in favor of Union Electric and Citizens, and denied the plaintiffs any relief under CERCLA.

 

St. Louis Public Radio Quotes Winston Calvert on Homelessness Issues

St. Louis Public Radio quoted Winston Calvert, commenting on the struggle to reform how downtown shelters treat people who are homeless: :"'We hope NLEC will take this opportunity to work with the City,' Calvert said. 'It has the opportunity to update its services in a manner that better serves people who are homeless and be respectful of the downtown community.'"