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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 09:10:42 PM

MadCat221: Astorix: The ground water must be a fright.

Good thing we have the confluence of two gigantic rivers outclassed only by the Nile and the Amazon nearby and very good waterworks.


And it's too bad at least one of those rivers gets most of its water drained away by the jackasses up north.
 
2013-05-07 09:14:19 PM

rnatalie: We were forced to become what you drove through today; a burnt out coal field and the biggest icebox graveyard this side of the Ohio foundry belt! And that's why I *never* let a banker go!


The Honorable Reeve Valkenheiser I presume.
 
2013-05-07 09:20:32 PM

Kibbler: OK, OK, OK, we admit, our methods of disposing of nuclear waste in the past weren't always the best.  But you have our word for it, citizen, that our newest, latest, modern, scientific techniques ensure that it is virtually impossible for anything to go wrong with nuclear waste storage.

Modern nuclear waste storage is truly clean, cheap and safe.

/truly


Yes. We had it developed by

www.halolz.com

Top. Men.
 
2013-05-07 09:28:35 PM

ecl: [stevegarufi.com image 850x530]


Pointing out that you aren't Kansas - that doesn't buy you much ;)

(Plus - I think that picture is rather pretty)
 
2013-05-07 09:40:32 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-07 09:52:12 PM

noitsnot: ecl: [stevegarufi.com image 850x530]

Pointing out that you aren't Kansas - that doesn't buy you much ;)

(Plus - I think that picture is rather pretty)


Here's what I'm talking about:

www.google.com
That's not flat.
 
2013-05-07 10:13:29 PM

Heathen: mjohnson71: Heathen: mjohnson71: 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.

//and the barbeque sucks

Woah there. Now you're just trolling.

it isn't trolling when it's the truth

And your problem with St. Louis barbeque is....?

brisket is the only true BBQ, not something that St. Louis does real well IMO...we coo?


Don't give that guy a mile, dammit.

They're good at baseball. That's it. Not as good at barbeque, sorry.
 
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2013-05-07 10:48:13 PM

MadCat221: Astorix: The ground water must be a fright.

Good thing we have the confluence of two gigantic rivers outclassed only by the Nile and the Amazon nearby and very good waterworks.


Yeah, good thing...

stream2.cma.gov.cn
 
2013-05-07 10:59:58 PM
Having spent the better part of the day driving around East St Louis, I have to say the area might be improved by heavily irradiating it.

Except for the nicer area down the road where the hotel is. I've spent more nights here in the past two months than in my own home.
 
2013-05-07 11:08:08 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!!!!


How else are we supposed to breed Supermutants?
 
2013-05-07 11:13:41 PM

Private_Citizen: 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


Same here.

The smell seems to be getting worse and worse. I can't figure out how people who live around it can put up with it.
 
2013-05-07 11:22:01 PM

mjohnson71: Its sad to fly in/out of Lambert now and remember what sort of madhouse that place was in the 80's and 90's.


Pittsburgh is even more depressing. They built a new terminal in the 1990's that's even bigger than Lambert in the same anticipation of growing air traffic. And it did get about a decade of good use before US Airways decided to rape Pittsburgh.

Now half the airport is deserted, some of the shops have closed and they've boarded up the concourses at the halfway point.
 
2013-05-07 11:22:55 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.


The Weldon Spring stuff is similar (Uranium extraction wastes, nothing post-reactor).  But, you're leaving out the best part.  You can go climb that mound!  That's right... it's advertised for the kiddies as the "Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail" (totally not kidding), and there's a little museum by it.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/mo/MOWELnukesite_dhaes e. jpg
 
2013-05-07 11:50:38 PM
Link is farked.  The radiation must have spread.
 
2013-05-08 12:41:38 AM
It got out

Link dead
 
2013-05-08 12:48:51 AM

Mrtraveler01: mjohnson71: Its sad to fly in/out of Lambert now and remember what sort of madhouse that place was in the 80's and 90's.

Pittsburgh is even more depressing. They built a new terminal in the 1990's that's even bigger than Lambert in the same anticipation of growing air traffic. And it did get about a decade of good use before US Airways decided to rape Pittsburgh.

Now half the airport is deserted, some of the shops have closed and they've boarded up the concourses at the halfway point.


St Louis is in a similar situation. D concourse, at least last I knew, was completely boarded off, so you can't walk from the old terminal to the east terminal anymore. It used to be gates full of passengers. C isn't much better with all of the American cuts...there are a few shops remaining but it was pretty much deserted last time I was there (which was before the tornado hit it, so I'm not sure what's going on with C nowadays)
 
2013-05-08 01:10:35 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: noitsnot: The whole midwest is flat, my friend.

You can watch your dog run away for three days.


If you stand on a step ladder and look to the horizon, you can see the back of your head.
 
2013-05-08 01:35:40 AM

mjohnson71: show me: buzzcut73: show me: 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.

I flew over that on approach to STL once. Kinda eerie seeing all of the cul-de-sacs with no houses around them and such.
That whole runway thing was kinda sad, really. Planned before TWA went bust and they were actually generating more traffic every year, then funded after AA acquired TWA but planned to keep a hub, and construction finally started 6 weeks before 9/11. So yeah, in hindsight, not necessary (and rarely even used) but going on the data they had at the time, and inertia in government projects being what it is, I can see how that all came to pass.

Yes, it was definitely a casualty of bad timing, bad economy, and Carl farking Icann driving TWA into the ground in the '80s. Did you know Lambert was the 7th busiest airport in the US before TWA got raped?

Its sad to fly in/out of Lambert now and remember what sort of madhouse that place was in the 80's and 90's.

/Fark Carl Icahn
//AND American Airlines


Don't forget all the lawsuits brought by the residents of Bridgeton that delayed the project by 15+ years.
 
2013-05-08 07:43:42 AM

Private_Citizen: 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



1.bp.blogspot.com

/Homer: Hehe the joke's on them! If there is a meltdown, there won't be any power for the sign!
 
2013-05-08 08:54:49 AM

maglinger: Link is farked.  The radiation must have spread.


well something strange is going on in the Lou...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-08 09:13:23 AM

rnatalie: [content6.flixster.com image 360x270]
We were forced to become what you drove through today; a burnt out coal field and the biggest icebox graveyard this side of the Ohio foundry belt! And that's why I *never* let a banker go!


Is it just me, or did he have a penis for a nose?
 
2013-05-08 10:59:15 AM

buzzcut73: St Louis is in a similar situation. D concourse, at least last I knew, was completely boarded off, so you can't walk from the old terminal to the east terminal anymore. It used to be gates full of passengers. C isn't much better with all of the American cuts...there are a few shops remaining but it was pretty much deserted last time I was there (which was before the tornado hit it, so I'm not sure what's going on with C nowadays)


I was through there last September, and the tornado damage still hadn't been repaired. Like "plywood on the windows" not repaired, which I thought was insane.

Of course, this is why airlines are doing such booming business these days. They charge more for tickets, fly to fewer places, cause more delays, and provide worse service/amenities. No wonder they're profitable beyond belief and have basically eliminated all other forms of long-distance travel.
 
2013-05-08 12:23:24 PM

Mark Ratner: Slaves2Darkness: 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?

Nah, but a whole lot of yuppie puppies out in the concrete hell that is St. Charles, Florissant, Hazelwood, and Maryland Heights MO might have to be aborted or suffer birth defects if that happens and the whims of the prevailing winds.

Yuppies in Florissant, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, and St. Charles? Lol

As for the BBQ people in this thread...I like it all. KC, Memphis, Texas, St. Louis, Carolina..It's all good.


Give him a break. He's in St Petersburg FL, and his BINGO tournament was cancelled last minute...
 
2013-05-08 12:24:41 PM

Heathen: hemorrhoidal singularity: show me: Heathen: mjohnson71: Heathen: mjohnson71: 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.

//and the barbeque sucks

Woah there. Now you're just trolling.

it isn't trolling when it's the truth

And your problem with St. Louis barbeque is....?

brisket is the only true BBQ, not something that St. Louis does real well IMO...we coo?

You must be from Texas. Austin is nice. The rest...

He's from Vegas. Forgive his abject stupidity.

Vegas now, originally from Houston


Out of the frying pan, into the fire...
 
2013-05-08 12:35:00 PM
 Smells like chickens coming home to roost.

Hypnozombie
 
2013-05-08 03:49:43 PM

phyrkrakr: No wonder they're profitable beyond belief and have basically eliminated all other forms of long-distance travel


I am very thankful I got my dad's inclination to enjoy driving (mostly). The last time I flew sucked and I hope I can avoid ever getting on a plane again since it's just gotten worse since then. However, getting out to see my west coast relatives basically doesn't happen due to the time it takes =/
 
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