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International Nuclear Waste Expert Visits Contaminated Areas In St. Louis

Crowd attending at the STLCC-Wildwood symposium "The Atoms Next Door" held February 20.

Crowd attending at the STLCC-Wildwood symposium “The Atoms Next Door” held February 20.

By Holly Shanks

“I toured the situation yesterday and my hair nearly fell out,” Dr. Helen Caldicott said. “I’ve never seen anything so goddamn dangerous.”

The internationally renowned authority on the medical dangers of nuclear waste did not sugarcoat her thoughts after visiting several contamination points, like Westlake Landfill and Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis County.

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