Twice a month, the Franciscan Sisters of Mary hold a vigil near an abandoned gas station to call attention to the possible dangers posed by the West Lake Landfill. (Photo: Alexey Furman/Al Jazeera America)

Underground Fire Nears Radioactive Waste Storage Site In St. Louis, MO

100,000 tons of nuclear weapons waste stored in a landfill outside of St. Louis may soon meet an out of control underground fire.