Wash U geochemist: Fire & radioactive particles collide at landfill – Leisa Zigman, KSDK 12:15 a.m. EST January 30, 2014

Wash U geochemist: Fire & radioactive particles collide at landfill – Leisa Zigman, KSDK 12:15 a.m. EST January 30, 2014

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – There’s new information about the West Lake Landfill and the underground fires causing so much concern in our area.

For the first time, Washington University geochemist Bob Criss says there is no doubt the fire has collided with radioactive particles.

Criss and others consulted for this report stress there is no immediate public danger but frustration is mounting and calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to step aside are getting louder. He says the latest data indicates that the fire has collided with radioactive particles carried in groundwater.

Link: “What the danger level is, is hard to say. There is plenty of concern and that concern is legitimate,” said Criss.

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