Welcome to Episode 45 of the IER Podcast hosted by Sophie Bird.
By Beth Edwards
In 1986, Alex Firov was a soldier in the Russian army stationed near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
He survived the nuclear accident that happened there and eventually made his way to Town of Pines, Indiana.
There, he found another potential environmental disaster in his own backyard.
A roundup of recent climate and environmental related headlines from around the world.
1.Online returns contribute five billion pounds of waste to landfills annually
Link for the first story.
Nearly half of Indiana Superfund sites threatened by climate change effects
By Enrique Saenz
A federal report found that about half of the toxic Superfund sites found in Indiana may be impacted by flooding caused by climate change, potentially dispersing pollutants to nearby communities.