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(STLToday)   Not News: St. Louis-area landfill smelling particularly bad today. News: Because of underground fires. Fark: "State officials have said the possibility of fires reaching the radioactive materials is remote"   (stltoday.com) divider line 126
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2013-05-07 02:49:33 PM  
At the beginning of TFA: "The stench from the Bridgeton Landfill is especially strong today because of low winds and high barometric pressure, the state department of natural resources reports."

At the end of TFA: "Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has sued Republic Services on eight charges of violating state environmental laws."

Hmm, something's not quite right here.  I just can't put my finger on it.
 
2013-05-07 03:10:16 PM  
www.genuinewitty.com
 
2013-05-07 03:15:39 PM  
can't the just move the town five miles down the road?
 
2013-05-07 03:49:57 PM  
So we can expect some unholy amalgam of Stan Musial's corpse, the Arch and burnt ends to arise and begin raining radioactive death o'er the land?
 
2013-05-07 04:12:27 PM  
Maybe an above-ground fire could help things out? Or at least incinerate it? Isn't dilution supposed to be the solution to pollution?
 
2013-05-07 04:18:28 PM  
Better pick up your game Centralia, PA underground coal fire, looks like their's a new kid in town.
 
2013-05-07 04:22:07 PM  

Somacandra: Maybe an above-ground fire could help things out? Or at least incinerate it? Isn't dilution supposed to be the solution to pollution?


You just get homœopathic pollution.
 
2013-05-07 04:29:23 PM  
Nuclear waste in a land fill?  What are we talking here, some old medical Iodine 131 or a bunch of old smoke detectors, or some really nasty stuff?
 
2013-05-07 04:37:48 PM  

brap: Better pick up your game Centralia, PA underground coal fire, looks like their's a new kid in town.


I was going to mention Centralia.  Guess I'll just point out your typos instead.
 
2013-05-07 04:39:28 PM  

basemetal: Nuclear waste in a land fill?  What are we talking here, some old medical Iodine 131 or a bunch of old smoke detectors, or some really nasty stuff?


Either way, we'll be seeing it on the SyFy Channel next month.
 
2013-05-07 04:40:00 PM  
Modern landfills are supposed to have runoff-water piping coming out the bottom that can be taken to the sewage plant.  Why not pump carbon dioxide into those to help smother the fire?
 
2013-05-07 04:42:54 PM  
I drive by that (on 70), and this morning it was particularly foul.

As for the radiation, I'm not sure what's stored there, but they did lots of serious research here, so it's probably pretty nasty.

/I can't help but think of Clark Griswold in St. Louis, "Roll 'em up!"
//good advice today
 
2013-05-07 04:43:00 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: So we can expect some unholy amalgam of Stan Musial's corpse, the Arch and burnt ends to arise and begin raining radioactive death o'er the land?


"Musial dominates in World Championship."
 
2013-05-07 04:43:50 PM  
Not the glowing appraisal of the situation officials had hoped for.
 
2013-05-07 04:45:24 PM  
What radioactive materials are we talking about here?  I'm building a time machine and...
 
2013-05-07 04:45:51 PM  
I read this as "underground fries" and wondered wtf kind of oil they were using.
 
2013-05-07 04:47:09 PM  
St. Louis is a landfill. I can't imagine the smell making it any worse.
 
2013-05-07 04:50:03 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: So we can expect some unholy amalgam of Stan Musial's corpse, the Arch and burnt ends to arise and begin raining radioactive death o'er the land?


St. Louis' claim to bbq fame is a particular butcher's cut of spare ribs named after the city (like a New York strip steak) and a ketchupy variant of KC style bbq sauce (sweet tomato based). They don't know from brisket and certainly couldn't begin to identify a burnt end.

/KC native, lives in St. Louis
//I still enjoyed the general thrust of your post and you've been marked as favorite for as long as I can remember
 
2013-05-07 04:50:04 PM  

Gyrfalcon: basemetal: Nuclear waste in a land fill?  What are we talking here, some old medical Iodine 131 or a bunch of old smoke detectors, or some really nasty stuff?

Either way, we'll be seeing it on the SyFy Channel next month.


I think this was the second episode of Defiance.
 
2013-05-07 04:50:31 PM  

Erix: brap: Better pick up your game Centralia, PA underground coal fire, looks like their's a new kid in town.

I was going to mention Centralia.  Guess I'll just point out your typos instead.


Would you believe that type was a wry and intentional metaphor for the sad state of the environment?
 
2013-05-07 04:54:01 PM  
Sounds like this will be...
Nothing but trouble.
 
2013-05-07 04:56:49 PM  

Perducci: Sounds like this will be...
Nothing but trouble.


Is that you, Mr. Bonestripper?
 
M-G
2013-05-07 04:56:59 PM  

basemetal: Nuclear waste in a land fill?  What are we talking here, some old medical Iodine 131 or a bunch of old smoke detectors, or some really nasty stuff?


Nasty stuff.  A company in St. Louis was heavily involved in research and production during the Manhattan Project and beyond.  Many years ago, contaminated soil was illegally dumped at part of this landfill.  But it's a completely different area of the site.

And this fire problem has been going on for several months.  Old news, etc....
 
2013-05-07 04:57:30 PM  

brap: Erix: brap: Better pick up your game Centralia, PA underground coal fire, looks like their's a new kid in town.

I was going to mention Centralia.  Guess I'll just point out your typos instead.

Would you believe that type was a wry and intentional metaphor for the sad state of the environment?


Sure.  What about this one?
 
2013-05-07 04:58:00 PM  
Car_Ramrod

St. Louis is a landfill. I can't imagine the smell making it any worse.

ragefaces.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-05-07 04:58:02 PM  
Some douche labeled the map with "Subsurface Smoldering Event"... FFS
 
2013-05-07 04:59:03 PM  
img197.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-07 04:59:52 PM  

Molavian: Gyrfalcon: basemetal: Nuclear waste in a land fill?  What are we talking here, some old medical Iodine 131 or a bunch of old smoke detectors, or some really nasty stuff?

Either way, we'll be seeing it on the SyFy Channel next month.

I think this was the second episode of Defiance.


www.blastr.com
 
2013-05-07 05:00:03 PM  
Why don't they use their mob connections to get a rocket and blast the garbage into space?

/I know this isn't obscure
 
2013-05-07 05:02:37 PM  

AdamVN1: Sure.  What about this one?


Cute but she's not my typo.

Look at me!  I'm multitasking to the point where I do everything completely ineptly!  WHEEEEEEE!!!!
 
2013-05-07 05:03:45 PM  

AdamVN1: brap: Erix: brap: Better pick up your game Centralia, PA underground coal fire, looks like their's a new kid in town.

I was going to mention Centralia.  Guess I'll just point out your typos instead.

Would you believe that type was a wry and intentional metaphor for the sad state of the environment?

Sure.  What about this one?


I was going to mention that.  Now I've got nothing.
 
2013-05-07 05:04:26 PM  

Car_Ramrod: St. Louis is a landfill. I can't imagine the smell making it any worse.


Yeah, well, CUBS! So There!
 
2013-05-07 05:08:16 PM  

M-G: basemetal: Nuclear waste in a land fill?  What are we talking here, some old medical Iodine 131 or a bunch of old smoke detectors, or some really nasty stuff?

Nasty stuff.  A company in St. Louis was heavily involved in research and production during the Manhattan Project and beyond.  Many years ago, contaminated soil was illegally dumped at part of this landfill.  But it's a completely different area of the site.

And this fire problem has been going on for several months.  Old news, etc....


Yeah, it was Mallinckrodt. They did some nasty shiat, and it should have been handled better, but Japan and shiat.
 
2013-05-07 05:08:18 PM  

Great Janitor: What radioactive materials are we talking about here?  I'm building a time machine and...


There's way better stuff out at the Weldon Spring site.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=38.698523,-90.726535&spn=0.009479,0.0161 36 &t=h&z=16

See that big white thing? It's a huge mound. It's full of all kinds of nasty crap from the Manhattan Project. When they were putting it up they were trying to figure out how to make some warning sign that said "don't dig here, dumbasses" that might be understandable tens of thousands of years into the future.
 
2013-05-07 05:09:22 PM  

brap: AdamVN1: Sure.  What about this one?

Cute but she's not my typo.

Look at me!  I'm multitasking to the point where I do everything completely ineptly!  WHEEEEEEE!!!!


That's really the only way to go through the day!
 
2013-05-07 05:12:35 PM  

akula: Great Janitor: What radioactive materials are we talking about here?  I'm building a time machine and...

There's way better stuff out at the Weldon Spring site.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=38.698523,-90.726535&spn=0.009479,0.0161 36 &t=h&z=16

See that big white thing? It's a huge mound. It's full of all kinds of nasty crap from the Manhattan Project. When they were putting it up they were trying to figure out how to make some warning sign that said "don't dig here, dumbasses" that might be understandable tens of thousands of years into the future.


and they built a high school next to it?  BRILLIANT!!!!
 
2013-05-07 05:14:16 PM  

Car_Ramrod: St. Louis is a landfill. I can't imagine the smell making it any worse.


I think you misspelled the word 'Missouri'. (and/or Illinois.. either would work.)
 
2013-05-07 05:14:55 PM  

akula: Great Janitor: What radioactive materials are we talking about here?  I'm building a time machine and...

There's way better stuff out at the Weldon Spring site.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=38.698523,-90.726535&spn=0.009479,0.0161 36 &t=h&z=16

See that big white thing? It's a huge mound. It's full of all kinds of nasty crap from the Manhattan Project. When they were putting it up they were trying to figure out how to make some warning sign that said "don't dig here, dumbasses" that might be understandable tens of thousands of years into the future.


A big white mound full of radio active materials from the Manhattan Project, and across the street a school.  And people thought I was a bad mayor in Sim City when I build all the schools next the airport.
 
2013-05-07 05:15:12 PM  

kbronsito: can't the just move the town five miles down the road?


Most of Bridgeton was already leveled to make room for an additional runway at Lambert Airport that we don't need. But the Feds paid for it, so meh.
 
2013-05-07 05:16:10 PM  

Erix: AdamVN1: brap: Erix: brap: Better pick up your game Centralia, PA underground coal fire, looks like their's a new kid in town.

I was going to mention Centralia.  Guess I'll just point out your typos instead.

Would you believe that type was a wry and intentional metaphor for the sad state of the environment?

Sure.  What about this one?

I was going to mention that.  Now I've got nothing.



My bad - I thought this was a tag-team match.  I'll tag back out now and go to the time-out corner to consider my shame.
 
ecl
2013-05-07 05:18:24 PM  

rtaylor92: Mr. Coffee Nerves: So we can expect some unholy amalgam of Stan Musial's corpse, the Arch and burnt ends to arise and begin raining radioactive death o'er the land?

St. Louis' claim to bbq fame is a particular butcher's cut of spare ribs named after the city (like a New York strip steak) and a ketchupy variant of KC style bbq sauce (sweet tomato based). They don't know from brisket and certainly couldn't begin to identify a burnt end.

/KC native, lives in St. Louis
//I still enjoyed the general thrust of your post and you've been marked as favorite for as long as I can remember



Yay! More retard overspill from the asshole of the midwest.
 
2013-05-07 05:18:42 PM  

Heathen: and they built a high school next to it?  BRILLIANT!!!!


Great Janitor: A big white mound full of radio active materials from the Manhattan Project, and across the street a school.  And people thought I was a bad mayor in Sim City when I build all the schools next the airport.


That school has been there for the better part of a century. Back when FHHS (I didn't attend there, but to the other HS in the district) was new nobody really understood just how much nasty crap was at that site. Moreover, there used to be WWII vintage buildings out back that POWs were kept in... the district used those up until recently (and might still, I don't know).

My brother did a summer working at that remediation site and his name is on the plaque in the little museum they have there. One day we went out there to look around (you can climb up on the mound, great vantage point up there... it's MUCH safer now than it used to be); the old lady working in the museum thought he was some kind of celebrity.
 
2013-05-07 05:19:01 PM  

Heathen: akula: Great Janitor: What radioactive materials are we talking about here?  I'm building a time machine and...

There's way better stuff out at the Weldon Spring site.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=38.698523,-90.726535&spn=0.009479,0.0161 36 &t=h&z=16

See that big white thing? It's a huge mound. It's full of all kinds of nasty crap from the Manhattan Project. When they were putting it up they were trying to figure out how to make some warning sign that said "don't dig here, dumbasses" that might be understandable tens of thousands of years into the future.

and they built a high school next to it?  BRILLIANT!!!!


Hey, the land was cheap as shiat. And it's "sealed in a sarcophagus" so it's no more dangerous than Chernobyl.

/Both locations are about 8 miles from my house.
 
2013-05-07 05:20:27 PM  
Did state officials say this while backing slowly out of the room, glancing towards their packed cars?
 
2013-05-07 05:25:49 PM  

akula: (I didn't attend there, but to the other HS in the district)


Did you go to North? My kids went to North. Ages 20 thru 26. Last name Billet.
 
2013-05-07 05:27:19 PM  
Shiat, just when I think that city can't become any more of a hell hole than it already is... they always seem to find a way to make it worse.

/but Cardinals
//and the barbeque sucks
 
2013-05-07 05:28:59 PM  
Oh well, after it explodes we'll rename it Defiance.
 
2013-05-07 05:29:05 PM  

ISO15693: Molavian: Gyrfalcon: basemetal: Nuclear waste in a land fill?  What are we talking here, some old medical Iodine 131 or a bunch of old smoke detectors, or some really nasty stuff?

Either way, we'll be seeing it on the SyFy Channel next month.

I think this was the second episode of Defiance.

[www.blastr.com image 710x399]


Clearly not St. Louis because there are terrain features taller than a gnat's ass.
 
2013-05-07 05:30:39 PM  

Marine1: Shiat, just when I think that city can't become any more of a hell hole than it already is... they always seem to find a way to make it worse.

/but Cardinals
//and the barbeque sucks


Woah there. Now you're just trolling.
 
2013-05-07 05:31:25 PM  

show me: akula: (I didn't attend there, but to the other HS in the district)

Did you go to North? My kids went to North. Ages 20 thru 26. Last name Billet.


Yup, FHN. But I'm way older than your kids. I'm 35 (class of '95).
 
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