Contamination: How Weldon Springs Went from Model to Mess


The fourth of a seven-part series appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch February 12 – 19th, 1989 By – Carolyn Bower, Louis J. Rose and Theresa Tighe of the Post Dispatch Staff Pictures include those from the original story as well as o Read More »

Some Feared for Health of Ore Handlers


Uranium-processing workers on the night shift filed into the lunchroom at the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works in north St. Louis for one of Mont Mason’s lectures on the safe handling of nuclear materials.
Mason, just two years out of the Marine C Read More »

Building a Mountain of Radioactive Waste


In the summer of 1966, Leo Vasquez, 13, and his friends run out and pick up the yellow dirt that falls from trucks lumbering past his family’s farmhouse north of Lambert Field. The youngsters take the dirt and swirl it in water. They are pannin Read More »

A Miracle With A Price


Part 1 in a 7 part series published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from February 12-19, 1989.  The special series unlocked the secrets behind radioactive waste in St. Louis and took months of effort by three Post Dispatch reporters – Carol Read More »

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