Just northwest of St. Louis, MO there has been an underground fire burning for a few years. The landfill is what is burning. Here is the real kicker … just a thousand feet or so there is nuclear waste stored underground and, a hell of a lot of it. Studies have been made and the trees and shrubbery all around these landfills have been contaminated with radiation. Remember now, the flood waters recently over there; that water has more than likely taken radiation particles downstream.
The school system has already sent out letters to parents trying to comfort them by saying they have a shelter in place plan in case the fires reach the nuclear waste. There is so many disputes going on between EPA and the people to me, it wreaks of a big cover up.
Folks, no one can come up with a plan to extinguish the fires. It seems inevitable that the fires will reach the nuclear waste if it hasn’t already. If there is a nuclear fallout, we are looking at a catastrophe. Think of all the people, animals, plants, crops, and water supply that will be destroyed. I don’t know why our government is not declaring an all-out emergency to fix this problem any way they can. Sure, moving the nuclear waste would be costly and pose a threat in and of itself but my goodness, when the fires reach the waste that would be even more costly and dangerous.
It is simply amazing that people will put their heads in the sand and hope problems go away. So, we won’t go to St. Louis and come home glowing in the dark with cancer ridden bodies this year. ~b