Fieldtrip to Weldon Spring uranium processing plant
Weldon Spring is former munitions factory and uranium facility outside of St. Louis. Remediation of the site concluded in 2001 with the completion of a 41-acre, onsite disposal cell. The cell provides long-term isolation for 1.48 million cubic yards of low-level radioactive waste and chemical waste.
The Sawyer Seminar visited the Weldon Spring interpretive center with guest lecturer Toby Jones, attended a class on the history of Weldon Spring, and toured the disposal cell.