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Westlake Superfund Site was IN THE PATH of that Tornado in Earth City, MO?


So Faux News was overhasty in declaring casualties as a result of the Missouri tornado contingent: 


By Brian KlonoskiRYOT News

UPDATE: Fox News just said on air that earlier reports of casualties at the Holiday Inn in Earth City, MO, were incorrect. Local officials have not received any such reports. The KMOV reporter at the scene is reporting no mass casualties (as reported earlier by Fox News)...

Fox News has just reported that there are multiple causalities at a Holiday Inn in Earth City, MO, after a tornado tore through the area.
Multiple sources on Twitter are confirming Fox News’ report.

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But wait:

Not only was that Holiday Inn only a mile away from the Westlake Superfund site, according to Pissin' On The Roses, the site -- and all of its illegally dumped radioactive waste -- was in the direct path of the tornado (h/t ChasAha of EnergyNews): 

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
ALERT! Tornado Strikes At Radioactive Underground Landfill Fire In Saint Louis

UPDATE: Report of collapsed floor at Holiday Inn, POTENTIAL of mass casualties.
Strike reported within a few hundred feet of radioactive landfill, more info to follow tomorrow.

UPDATE: Current reports indicate NO casualties at the location in question. More info to follow tomorrow.
Tornado related Mass causality event reported at Holiday Inn at Earthcity, Mo.  within a few thousand feet of the WestLake superfund site. The landfill was in the direct path of the tornado, immediate radioactive risk assumed low, but bears watching

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Still have to map the tornado.  Here is a map of the Holiday Inn vis-a-vis Westlake:

screenshot: click for Google Map

As for Westlake -- LiveLeak is reporting there is already a fire there -- the site was already on my radar earlier this year, via Energy News.  The radioactve waste, illegally dumped, is not even covered.

Title: Cancer cluster map of St. Louis
Source: KSDK
Author:  Leisa Zigman
Date: Feb 1, 2013
h/t Anonymous tip
Transcript Excerpts
Anchor: There are radioactive secrets beneath the banks and waters of a north St. Louis County creek that may be linked to a staggering number of cancers, illnesses and birth defects. In four square miles, there are three reported cases of conjoined twins and cancer rates that one data expert says is statistically impossible. [...]

Source: KSDK (See .pdf: Illnesses Linked to Manhattan Project Waste CHART)
Janell Wright, class of ’88 McCluer North High School, Accountant and former auditor: “There’s something very wrong.” [...]
Leisa Zigman, Reporter: At first she found 30 cases. Within two months, she had data on 200 cases. Now, her maps have more than 700 cases in four square miles [...]
Wright: “The children usually came down with brain cancer in the first 15 years of life, in addition, leukemia. In my peer group’s children, there were several children who had to have their thyroid removed before they were 10-years-old.”
Zigman: In the 1940s, Mallinckrodt Chemical Works in downtown St. Louis purified thousands of tons of uranium to make the first atomic bombs. [...] 21 acres of airport land became a dumping site where a toxic mixture of uranium, thorium, and radium sat uncovered or in barrels. In the 60s, government documents noted contents from the rusting barrels were seeping into nearby Coldwater Creek. And by the 90s, the government confirmed unsafe levels of radioactive materials in the water. [...]

The transcript is excerpted from this video, "Cancer Cluster Map of St. Louis":

By the way, according to Wikipeda, Mallinckrodt was purchased by Tyco; the health-care wing was spun off to Covidien. Tyco is the source, among other things, for (emphasis mine):

(From Wikipedia on Covidien)
• Active pharmaceutical ingredients, including medicinal narcotics and acetaminophen, peptides, stearates and phosphates. (Mallinckrodt is the sole legal source for all the major illegal drugs in the US and at least one of the prominent chemicals, para-aminophenol a.k.a. acetaminophen, used as "cut" -- ed)
• Specialty Chemicals, including Mallinckrodt and J.T. Baker chemicals used in laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry.
• Contrast products including contrast delivery systems and contrast agents.
• Radiopharmaceuticals including radioactive isotopes and associated pharmaceutical products used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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Wonder where they get it.  Just kidding, of course.  If  I wasn't, after this tornado, a Bob Dylan song might be fit answer, now.

God let's hope not.

Be seeing you.

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