There’s A Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail in Missouri You’ll Want To Hike
Looking to take a walk on the wild side? This hiking and biking trail in Weldon Springs is on the site of a former uranium production plant that is now safe for public use. After production ceased, the U.S. Department of Energy gained control of the property and began the clean-up process. The Environmental Protection Agency placed the Weldon Spring Site on the National Priorities List in 1987 and the work to decontaminate the area began in 1988. Today the radioactive waste is safely sealed inside a 41-acre disposal cell. Journey to the top of the cell for an amazing view!
Have you visited the Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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