Citizen Science Research Phytoremediation Project
Toxins and Contaminants are removed the Natural Way by using Plants in a process called Phytoremediation.
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Project Location: Lemay Ferry Road 63125 Google Map Location. Plants used in the phytoremediation stop the contaminants from the Automobiles and Buildings along Lemay Ferry Road before they enter River Despair at the bottom of the hill. River Despair flows into the Mississippi River a few miles down stream.
|Phytoremediation Citizen Science Map Lemay Ferry Rd River Despair StLouis MO|
|Natural Contaminent Removal by Phytoremediation|
|Scotty Citizen Science Phytoremediation Research Tweet|
A phytoremediation buffer zone is just what is needed at the Westlake Landfill.
|Alex Cohen St Louis Public Radio Interview: When Scientist Lie, People Die|
Just recently the Missouri Department of Natural Resources released a document that showed the nuclear contamination traveled from the landfill in the rain storms of 2016.
The Nuclear Waste Contaminants are spreading into the community:
"Stormwater from just outside the fence line of the West Lake Landfill complex, the dumping ground for Manhattan Project-era radioactive waste, contains a variety of radioactive isotopes, according to test results released late last month by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The sampling of stormwater overflow, conducted on April 30 as heavy rains pounded the region, found levels of alpha particle activity that exceed the threshold allowed for drinking water. Uranium, radium and gross beta readings all registered within acceptable limits for drinking water, which the department used as a comparative baseline because of its stringent standards. StLouis Post Dispatch "
Dawn Chapman shared the MODNR latest fings as well:
|Dawn Chapman added a photo in West Lake Landfill.|
Why is this a big deal you may ask?
The Cancer Clusters of StLouis is the reason.
|St Louis Cancer Cluster Map copied from FUSRAP documents|