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From COAST TO COAST AM newsletter for October 16, 2015


STheresAPlacet. Louis Contamination Fears:

First hour guest, nuclear energy expert Scott Portzline talked about the dangers associated with a long-burningunderground fire in a St. Louis landfill that is nearing a nuclear waste site. Started by a methane build-up, the fire has been burning for about five years and is now only three football field lengths away from buried nuclear materials, he reported. The big concern at the site is thorium-230 which is 60,000 times more radioactive than uranium and classified to be as hazardous as plutonium. If things got really bad, there could be groundwater contamination or an evacuation, he said, suggesting that citizens in the area get their own radiation detectors so they don’t have to rely on government notification. 

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