Kay Drey

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    November 14, 2012

    EPA Puts Off Clean-up of Nuclear Dumpsite, As Lawsuits Pile Up and Activists Circle the Wagons

    It'll take a few billion years for 8,700 tons of radioactive waste illegally dumped in a suburban landfill in St. Louis County in the 1970s to stop emitting deadly radionuclides. But before that happens, if this apocalyptic cocktail of Cold War-era nuclear byproducts and municipal toxic waste (jus ... More >>

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    November 12, 2003

    The Smoking Gun

    Former Mallinckrodt workers get some long-awaited fallout

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    August 13, 2003

    Nuclear Half-Lies

    Mallinckrodt's workers were poisoned and the government said it would pay. So far, those promises haven't been kept.

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    August 8, 2001

    Scaling Art Hill

    Old Post Office deserves a look as museum option

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    March 7, 2001

    The Right to Answers

    Nobody knows why the babies are dying near Weldon Spring. But the grownups can't help asking whether the site's toxic stew is to blame.

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    November 3, 1999


    Why Missouri Botanical Garden's Peter Raven, world-renowned environmentalist, courts Monsanto's favor, boosts its biotech and takes its money

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    February 24, 1999

    When We Are History

    Steve McCracken has overseen a 13-year, $800 million cleanup and burial of the radioactive waste at Weldon Spring. Now that the odyssey is nearing its end, one thought haunts him -- how to warn people in the future not to dig it up.