What may be the most dangerous nuclear waste dump in the nation sits just 40 miles north of Pittsburgh, in Armstrong County.
It’s one of the largest nuclear waste dumps in the country – and the federal government is spending more than $400 million to clean it up.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates it will spend at least $350 million more over the next 10 years to dig up and haul away nuclear waste from a dump site about 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Decades ago, hundreds — perhaps thousands — of barrels of nuclear waste were buried on a 44-acre site in Parks Township, Armstrong County.
For the past 25 years, Patty Ameno has fought a one-woman battle to clean up tons of nuclear waste buried on a 44-acre site in Parks Township, Armstrong County.
A chain-linked fence topped with barbed wire encloses the 44-acre site in Parks, Armstrong County, where the grass-covered hills conceal a hidden menace.