Tour A Nuclear Waste Dump!

Maxey Flats, Kentucky: once one of the world’s most toxic places, is having an open house on April 19th.

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Never mind how strange this concept seems, or how close you can get your tour of a nuclear waste dump to Earth Day, there are almost 5 Million cubic feet of radioactive garbage buried in the ground there.

Maxey Flats represents, not surprisingly, the most expensive EPA superfund site in the entire Southeast United States; an area not exactly known for environmental activism.

Nevertheless, it’s supposedly going to be open for tours a scant three days before we are all annually reminded of what bad tenants of the planet we are, and without cost or reservation – a bold step towards transparency for the American government. It will certainly pose an interesting reminder of the errors of previous generations when it comes to the environment.