Another Nuclear Disaster in the Making?
Posted by feww on October 28, 2015
There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Nuclear Dump Site!
Nuclear Wastes from the manufacture of atom bombs threaten a Missouri Neighborhood.
Radioactive leftovers from the atom bomb program in WW2 (and Cold War era) are buried at a landfill site in St. Louis, Missouri.
The West Lake Landfill, declared an EPA Superfund site in 1990, is associated with elevated rates of rare cancers.
An subsurface smoldering fire, which has been burning at an adjacent site called Bridgeton Landfill for five years, has now crept to less than 300 meters of the radwaste burial site.
In addition to the threat from the underground fire, a grass fire erupted less than 70 meters of the radioactive waste over the weekend.
The entire region sits near a seismic fault line.
- How and when did the fire start at the Bridgeton Landfill?
- Atomic Bomb-making Wastes Threaten Missouri Neighborhood