Radioactive site continues to plague St. Louis residents and region, 05/29/2015

Mothers and residents protest inaction at a radioactive landfill in St. Louis County, Missouri. A dangerous underground fire burns next to radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project which successfully built the first working atomic weapons in WWII.

Mothers and residents protest inaction at a radioactive landfill in St. Louis County, Missouri. A dangerous underground fire burns next to radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project which successfully built the first working atomic weapons in WWII.

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In North Saint Louis County, Missouri, in the City of Bridgeton, there is a ticking time bomb in the form of several contiguous landfills which contain radioactive waste and all the “daughter products” associated with weapons-grade uranium processing. Most notably, the site in question, the West Lake landfill, has the largest concentration in the nation of one of these highly dangerous daughter products.

In a 2013 report entitled, The West Lake Landfill: A Radioactive Legacy of the Nuclear Arms Race, Robert Alvarez states, “Of significance is the fact that the largest estimated amount of Thorium-230, a long-lived, highly radiotoxic element, is present at West Lake — more than any other U.S. nuclear weapons storage or disposal site.”

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