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Potential “Nuclear Fallout” Imminent As Radioactive Waste Sets to Burn in Missouri & No One Cares

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St. Louis, MO – According to an emergency plan recently distributed by St. Louis County officials, a fire at the Bridgeton Landfill is now within 1,000 feet of a nuclear waste dump. The landfill fire has actually been burning for over 5 years, and they have been unable to contain it thus far.

There are clouds of smoke that have been billowing from the site, making the air in parts of St. Louis heavily polluted. In 2013, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster sued Republic Services, the company responsible for the landfill, charging the company with neglecting the site and harming the local environment.

Last year, city officials became concerned that the fire may reach the nearby West Lake Landfill, which is littered with decades worth of nuclear waste from government projects and weapons manufacturing. Remnants from the Manhattan Project and the cold war have been stuffed there for generations. The site has been under the control of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1990, but they have not made any significant effort to clean up the waste.

Although the fire has been burning for over 5 years and the city began making evacuation plans last year, they didn’t tell the public until this past week, when they leaked the emergency plans to local news station KMOX.

According to the emergency plan, if the fire reaches the nuclear waste site, “there is a potential for radioactive fallout to be released in the smoke plume and spread throughout the region. This event will most likely occur with little or no warning,” the plan notes, listing the municipalities directly affected as Bridgeton, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, the Village of Champ and the City of St. Charles.”

County Executive Steve Stenger has promised that the emergency plan is “not an indication of any imminent danger,” but with a fire just 1000 feet away from a nuclear waste site, the danger does seem imminent for many of the city’s residents.

It is [the] county government’s responsibility to protect the health, safety and well-being of all St. Louis County residents. None of this is meant to be alarmist, but you have to be prepared,” Stenger said in a statement.

However, this week Koster told the Associated Press that the fire is even closer to the contamination zone than the city officials have even estimated because the radiation extends beyond the walls of the site.

The emergency plan provides very basic options for people to either evacuate the city or stay sheltered in their houses. Aside from saying that nuclear contamination can spread through the area in plumes of smoke, there was little mention in the report about what they actually expect to happen. Also alarming, is the fact that while there is an evacuation plan, there has been no plan proposed to actually stop this, or clean the mess up. It seems that the local government and the EPA are just hoping for the best as the fire continues to spread.


John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter-culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work, he organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.

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  • So sad.

  • So sad.

  • So sad.

  • So sad.

  • This is for real! ?

  • This is for real! ?

  • This is for real! ?

  • This is for real! ?

  • Government needs a bitch slap!!! Sounds very much like they are intentionally doing shit to turn America in to a HELL HOLE… Plan almost complete…poison in food (GMO’s) ✔️
    Poison air (CHEMTRAILS) ✔️ poison water (fluoride) ✔️ race wars✔️ police brutality ✔️dumbing down our school system (common core) ✔️ corrupt banks/politicians AND big pharma ✔️ SHALL. I. GO. ON?????!!!!!!!!???????

    • How about forcing poisonous vaccinations upon our children? High on my list. Then rampant pedophiles in government, churches and the police.

    • The secret that has been hidden in plain sight FOR ALL TIME….finally the veil is lifting and exposing them for the sick, twisted demons they are!!!!!!

  • Government needs a bitch slap!!! Sounds very much like they are intentionally doing shit to turn America in to a HELL HOLE… Plan almost complete…poison in food (GMO’s) ✔️
    Poison air (CHEMTRAILS) ✔️ poison water (fluoride) ✔️ race wars✔️ police brutality ✔️dumbing down our school system (common core) ✔️ corrupt banks/politicians AND big pharma ✔️ SHALL. I. GO. ON?????!!!!!!!!???????

    • How about forcing poisonous vaccinations upon our children? High on my list. Then rampant pedophiles in government, churches and the police.

    • The secret that has been hidden in plain sight FOR ALL TIME….finally the veil is lifting and exposing them for the sick, twisted demons they are!!!!!!

  • Government needs a bitch slap!!! Sounds very much like they are intentionally doing shit to turn America in to a HELL HOLE… Plan almost complete…poison in food (GMO’s) ✔️
    Poison air (CHEMTRAILS) ✔️ poison water (fluoride) ✔️ race wars✔️ police brutality ✔️dumbing down our school system (common core) ✔️ corrupt banks/politicians AND big pharma ✔️ SHALL. I. GO. ON?????!!!!!!!!???????

    • How about forcing poisonous vaccinations upon our children? High on my list. Then rampant pedophiles in government, churches and the police.

    • The secret that has been hidden in plain sight FOR ALL TIME….finally the veil is lifting and exposing them for the sick, twisted demons they are!!!!!!

  • Government needs a bitch slap!!! Sounds very much like they are intentionally doing shit to turn America in to a HELL HOLE… Plan almost complete…poison in food (GMO’s) ✔️
    Poison air (CHEMTRAILS) ✔️ poison water (fluoride) ✔️ race wars✔️ police brutality ✔️dumbing down our school system (common core) ✔️ corrupt banks/politicians AND big pharma ✔️ SHALL. I. GO. ON?????!!!!!!!!???????

    • How about forcing poisonous vaccinations upon our children? High on my list. Then rampant pedophiles in government, churches and the police.

    • The secret that has been hidden in plain sight FOR ALL TIME….finally the veil is lifting and exposing them for the sick, twisted demons they are!!!!!!

  • Philipe Landru & Staci Levasseur

  • Philipe Landru & Staci Levasseur

  • Philipe Landru & Staci Levasseur

  • Philipe Landru & Staci Levasseur

  • Need to start planting industrial hemp around that facility to clean the soil. http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-hemp-can-can-clean-up-radiation-from-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/210098/

  • Need to start planting industrial hemp around that facility to clean the soil. http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-hemp-can-can-clean-up-radiation-from-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/210098/

  • Need to start planting industrial hemp around that facility to clean the soil. http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-hemp-can-can-clean-up-radiation-from-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/210098/

  • Need to start planting industrial hemp around that facility to clean the soil. http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-hemp-can-can-clean-up-radiation-from-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/210098/

  • HAVE NO FEAR…

    There’s a FEMA camp for that.

  • HAVE NO FEAR…

    There’s a FEMA camp for that.

  • HAVE NO FEAR…

    There’s a FEMA camp for that.

  • HAVE NO FEAR…

    There’s a FEMA camp for that.

  • Collateral damage of a free market, I suppose …

    • You don’t seem to understand what free market means

    • I think it is what is known as irony. Also the Free market has come to mean if there is no profit there is no deal so if vast amounts of people are seen as expendable andhthere is no profit in saving their health Free Market shrugs and says” too bad”

  • Collateral damage of a free market, I suppose …

    • You don’t seem to understand what free market means

    • I think it is what is known as irony. Also the Free market has come to mean if there is no profit there is no deal so if vast amounts of people are seen as expendable andhthere is no profit in saving their health Free Market shrugs and says” too bad”

  • Collateral damage of a free market, I suppose …

    • You don’t seem to understand what free market means

    • I think it is what is known as irony. Also the Free market has come to mean if there is no profit there is no deal so if vast amounts of people are seen as expendable andhthere is no profit in saving their health Free Market shrugs and says” too bad”

  • Collateral damage of a free market, I suppose …

    • You don’t seem to understand what free market means

    • I think it is what is known as irony. Also the Free market has come to mean if there is no profit there is no deal so if vast amounts of people are seen as expendable andhthere is no profit in saving their health Free Market shrugs and says” too bad”

  • Wow, my daughter lives in St.Charles..This doesn’t make me feel blood at all…

  • Wow, my daughter lives in St.Charles..This doesn’t make me feel blood at all…

  • Wow, my daughter lives in St.Charles..This doesn’t make me feel blood at all…

  • Wow, my daughter lives in St.Charles..This doesn’t make me feel blood at all…

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  • (Y) The fact that they’ve simply allowed it to burn for 5 yrs, all the while KNOWING what was to come due to their inaction, is mind boggling. EPA – Environmental Protection Agency MY ASS.

  • (Y) The fact that they’ve simply allowed it to burn for 5 yrs, all the while KNOWING what was to come due to their inaction, is mind boggling. EPA – Environmental Protection Agency MY ASS.

  • (Y) The fact that they’ve simply allowed it to burn for 5 yrs, all the while KNOWING what was to come due to their inaction, is mind boggling. EPA – Environmental Protection Agency MY ASS.

  • (Y) The fact that they’ve simply allowed it to burn for 5 yrs, all the while KNOWING what was to come due to their inaction, is mind boggling. EPA – Environmental Protection Agency MY ASS.

  • Thanks for posting

  • Thanks for posting

  • Thanks for posting

  • Thanks for posting

  • This is crazy! I think if I lived there I would be making plans to leave.

  • This is crazy! I think if I lived there I would be making plans to leave.

  • This is crazy! I think if I lived there I would be making plans to leave.

  • This is crazy! I think if I lived there I would be making plans to leave.

  • Elizabeth Rose Rigler

  • Elizabeth Rose Rigler

  • Elizabeth Rose Rigler

  • Elizabeth Rose Rigler

  • Michael Janitch

  • Michael Janitch

  • Michael Janitch

  • Michael Janitch

  • wow just wow

  • wow just wow

  • wow just wow

  • wow just wow

  • This is a big WTF!!! Moment, someone needs to get that under control and fast!! Burning for 5 years and knowing its headed directly for nuclear waste and nothing until now?? “Scary”

  • This is a big WTF!!! Moment, someone needs to get that under control and fast!! Burning for 5 years and knowing its headed directly for nuclear waste and nothing until now?? “Scary”

  • This is a big WTF!!! Moment, someone needs to get that under control and fast!! Burning for 5 years and knowing its headed directly for nuclear waste and nothing until now?? “Scary”

  • This is a big WTF!!! Moment, someone needs to get that under control and fast!! Burning for 5 years and knowing its headed directly for nuclear waste and nothing until now?? “Scary”

  • Why are we worrying about Iran? Our own government is killing us.

  • Why are we worrying about Iran? Our own government is killing us.

  • Why are we worrying about Iran? Our own government is killing us.

  • Why are we worrying about Iran? Our own government is killing us.

  • “However, this week Koster told the Associated Press that the fire is even closer to the contamination zone than the city officials have even estimated because the radiation extends beyond the walls of the site.”
    Hopefully no one, besides Mr. Koster, will be surprised that unless the “radiation” which extends beyond the walls of the site is so extreme as to be able to activate other materials (requiring the violation of dozens of rules on radioactive material storage) no one could possibly be affected unless they are standing next to the walls, probably for extended periods of time (think years, uninterrupted)! Contaminated materials on fire can be disastrous, irradiated materials, not so much. The illustration every radiation worker has heard is contamination is the “shit”, radiation is the “stink”. Stop worrying about burning farts Mr. Koster and build a fire break before this smoldering blaze reaches the walls.

  • “However, this week Koster told the Associated Press that the fire is even closer to the contamination zone than the city officials have even estimated because the radiation extends beyond the walls of the site.”
    Hopefully no one, besides Mr. Koster, will be surprised that unless the “radiation” which extends beyond the walls of the site is so extreme as to be able to activate other materials (requiring the violation of dozens of rules on radioactive material storage) no one could possibly be affected unless they are standing next to the walls, probably for extended periods of time (think years, uninterrupted)! Contaminated materials on fire can be disastrous, irradiated materials, not so much. The illustration every radiation worker has heard is contamination is the “shit”, radiation is the “stink”. Stop worrying about burning farts Mr. Koster and build a fire break before this smoldering blaze reaches the walls.

  • “However, this week Koster told the Associated Press that the fire is even closer to the contamination zone than the city officials have even estimated because the radiation extends beyond the walls of the site.”
    Hopefully no one, besides Mr. Koster, will be surprised that unless the “radiation” which extends beyond the walls of the site is so extreme as to be able to activate other materials (requiring the violation of dozens of rules on radioactive material storage) no one could possibly be affected unless they are standing next to the walls, probably for extended periods of time (think years, uninterrupted)! Contaminated materials on fire can be disastrous, irradiated materials, not so much. The illustration every radiation worker has heard is contamination is the “shit”, radiation is the “stink”. Stop worrying about burning farts Mr. Koster and build a fire break before this smoldering blaze reaches the walls.

  • “However, this week Koster told the Associated Press that the fire is even closer to the contamination zone than the city officials have even estimated because the radiation extends beyond the walls of the site.”
    Hopefully no one, besides Mr. Koster, will be surprised that unless the “radiation” which extends beyond the walls of the site is so extreme as to be able to activate other materials (requiring the violation of dozens of rules on radioactive material storage) no one could possibly be affected unless they are standing next to the walls, probably for extended periods of time (think years, uninterrupted)! Contaminated materials on fire can be disastrous, irradiated materials, not so much. The illustration every radiation worker has heard is contamination is the “shit”, radiation is the “stink”. Stop worrying about burning farts Mr. Koster and build a fire break before this smoldering blaze reaches the walls.

  • That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

  • That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

  • That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

  • That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Part of US plan, i am convinced. I think there will be a huge ecological disaster soon. No coincidence that we are in the inception stage of ww3 either. This may be just one of the time bombs needed to spark the events.
    I am convinced that it is to be a so called geological disaster that trips the whole thing. I.e blowing the madrid line or something of that nature.
    Better learn to surf 1000 foot waves then.

  • Part of US plan, i am convinced. I think there will be a huge ecological disaster soon. No coincidence that we are in the inception stage of ww3 either. This may be just one of the time bombs needed to spark the events.
    I am convinced that it is to be a so called geological disaster that trips the whole thing. I.e blowing the madrid line or something of that nature.
    Better learn to surf 1000 foot waves then.

  • Part of US plan, i am convinced. I think there will be a huge ecological disaster soon. No coincidence that we are in the inception stage of ww3 either. This may be just one of the time bombs needed to spark the events.
    I am convinced that it is to be a so called geological disaster that trips the whole thing. I.e blowing the madrid line or something of that nature.
    Better learn to surf 1000 foot waves then.

  • Part of US plan, i am convinced. I think there will be a huge ecological disaster soon. No coincidence that we are in the inception stage of ww3 either. This may be just one of the time bombs needed to spark the events.
    I am convinced that it is to be a so called geological disaster that trips the whole thing. I.e blowing the madrid line or something of that nature.
    Better learn to surf 1000 foot waves then.

  • Evertime i hear EPA i just think of Simpsons Movie. That almost covers the extent of their ineptitude.

  • Evertime i hear EPA i just think of Simpsons Movie. That almost covers the extent of their ineptitude.

  • Evertime i hear EPA i just think of Simpsons Movie. That almost covers the extent of their ineptitude.

  • Evertime i hear EPA i just think of Simpsons Movie. That almost covers the extent of their ineptitude.

  • Depends on what isotopes are there. If it’s got cesium or strontium then they’re pretty irresponsible for even having it there. If not then it should be just fine. Remember radiation is everywhere and not necessarily dangerous

  • Depends on what isotopes are there. If it’s got cesium or strontium then they’re pretty irresponsible for even having it there. If not then it should be just fine. Remember radiation is everywhere and not necessarily dangerous

  • Depends on what isotopes are there. If it’s got cesium or strontium then they’re pretty irresponsible for even having it there. If not then it should be just fine. Remember radiation is everywhere and not necessarily dangerous

  • Depends on what isotopes are there. If it’s got cesium or strontium then they’re pretty irresponsible for even having it there. If not then it should be just fine. Remember radiation is everywhere and not necessarily dangerous

  • Nina Risdall

  • Nina Risdall

  • Nina Risdall

  • Nina Risdall

  • You can’t CARE about what you don;t KNOW about, which is the the Gov keeps this kind of thing secret.

  • You can’t CARE about what you don;t KNOW about, which is the the Gov keeps this kind of thing secret.

  • You can’t CARE about what you don;t KNOW about, which is the the Gov keeps this kind of thing secret.

  • You can’t CARE about what you don;t KNOW about, which is the the Gov keeps this kind of thing secret.

  • This could be the dream I had this morning….the area that I was must of been Missouri where I saw many places abandoned, and may unsuspecting casualties, then seeing myself driving through a rural road with some homes and farming communities in the vicinity then behind me I would see what looked to be a huge wall of water coming or an explosion passing by a red brick home with a family out in their lawn playing without even notice….who was that family? just the representation of Ignorant Masses while few only prepared at the last minute…

  • This could be the dream I had this morning….the area that I was must of been Missouri where I saw many places abandoned, and may unsuspecting casualties, then seeing myself driving through a rural road with some homes and farming communities in the vicinity then behind me I would see what looked to be a huge wall of water coming or an explosion passing by a red brick home with a family out in their lawn playing without even notice….who was that family? just the representation of Ignorant Masses while few only prepared at the last minute…

  • This could be the dream I had this morning….the area that I was must of been Missouri where I saw many places abandoned, and may unsuspecting casualties, then seeing myself driving through a rural road with some homes and farming communities in the vicinity then behind me I would see what looked to be a huge wall of water coming or an explosion passing by a red brick home with a family out in their lawn playing without even notice….who was that family? just the representation of Ignorant Masses while few only prepared at the last minute…

  • Sean Convay