Bridgeton Landfill continues burning; fire draws closer to radioactive waste

A landfill fire in Bridgeton, Missouri, USA, that has burned for four years is gradually drawing closer to a portion of an adjoining landfill that contains very low level radioactive material.  Attempts to stop the fire have slowed it, but have not completely succeeded.  At the current rate of burn, it will take five years to reach the radioactive portion of the landfill.

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