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Investigation of how the Saint Louis region's power brokers are selling Saint Louis to the world, focusing on the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association and its misappropriation of funds. KMOV-TV also uncovered a $360 million taxpayer funded proposal to create China Hub at Lambert International Airport.
Tags: China Hub
"On several occasion, Fox2 discovered open and unattended perimeter gates that appeared to lead to the runways of Lambert St. Louis International Airport. When we alerted security, the Airport Police Chief said it was not a problem because of 'layered security.' Several months later, a homeless man reportedly walked through one of those gates and boarded an airplane. An airline employee found him sleeping on a plane."
After a summer storm blacked out the main terminal at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, the Airport Director asserted that the backup generators had recently been tested. But a KTVI investigation of city records discovered that maintenance workers did not test the generators, and had not even turned some of them on in months. As a result, the Director and the city's mayor held hearings that led to one termination and one disciplinary action.
The "state-of-the-art" MidAmerica Airport, located in St. Clair County (Illinois), built in 1997, cost $300 million and was meant to be a "reliever" for St. Louis Lambert International Airport and also to feed off Scott Air Force base's needs. However different factors, including Lambert's expansion, made the investment almost useless, inasmuch it was not used by any commercial airlines. That fact was on its way to undermine a 1988 study by the Illinois Department of Transportation that predicted 2.8 million passengers would use MidAmerica Airport by 2005.
Tags: Scott Air Force Base; MidAmerica Airport; Lambert International Airport; Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); Floyd "Rick" Hargrove; St. Clair County; Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT); Military Airport Program (MAP); Leonard Griggs Regional Commerce and Growth Association (RCGA); John Baricevic; Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois; Air Line Pilots Association
Gilbert examines the radioactive waste, which contain materials that are as much as 8, 800 times more toxic than the level considered unsafe, that have cumulated at the Lambert Airport for over 50 years. Throughout those five decades, particles of waste have been blow into the faces of airplane passengers and others at Lambert Field.