Groundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to a new study out of the University of Chicago, a fading sense of smell in older Americans may be the biggest predictor of impending death.
A landfill in Washington, Mo., is overflowing, but the city might not have to move the excess trash, after all. City administrator Jim Briggs says after how bad the ordor was in Bridgeton, he really doesn’t want to have to move it.
Several residents complained that the stench was so pervasive, they could smell it in their homes, and some say it made their eyes burn.
“It’s a very unpleasant chore for people trying to clean this up,” said John Remus, who oversees hydrologic engineering for the Army Corps of Engineers.