Fire commander’s dire warning on nuclear waste near landfill fire: St. Louis “would be threatened with radioactive smoke” — “Potential for something very tragic”

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
By Paul Martin
August 13th, 2013

Title: Pattonville Firefighter Issues Dire Warning on Nuclear Waste
Source: CBS St. Louis
Date: August 13, 2013

Pattonville Firefighter Issues Dire Warning on Nuclear Waste

A prominent fire commander is calling for the removal of nuclear waste from the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton as his department monitors an underground landfill fire nearby.

“We need to quit talking about it and take action because it is something that is very serious,” Pattonville Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Matt LaVanchy says.

According to LaVanchy, the entire St. Louis metropolitan region would be threatened with radioactive smoke if the fire at the Bridgeton Landfill were ever to reach the nuclear site […]

“[…] there’s a potential there for something very tragic to happen in this area.” […]

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