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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
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2013-05-07 04:40:00 PM  
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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?
zez
2013-05-07 10:48:13 PM  
1 vote:

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
zez
2013-05-07 07:58:53 PM  
1 vote:

Astorix: The ground water must be a fright.


You mean all that stuff leaking into the ground water just upstream from the largest brewery in the world?

/that wasn't beechwood aging
2013-05-07 07:05:00 PM  
1 vote:

rtaylor92: 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.


I'm glad someone said it.

/There is no such thing as St. Louis style BBQ
//There is no such thing as St. Louis style BBQ
2013-05-07 06:43:25 PM  
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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?


http://westlakelandfill.com/History.aspx

Moderately nasty.  Basically depleted uranium in the chemicals used to dissolve/precipitate it.  Nothing trans-Uranic nor any of the really nasty radioactive daughter products of fission.  Somewhere along the level of nasty of some of the uranium-mine tailings out in Indian Country.
2013-05-07 05:37:21 PM  
1 vote:

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


Just stay in your cow town on your side of the state. We'll be fine without you. And I dare you to walk around after dark East of Paseo street. Talk about a hell hole.
M-G
2013-05-07 04:56:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:50:04 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:22:07 PM  
1 vote:

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.
 
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