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!

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