Four of the top twenty-one influential researchers in the world live in the St. Louis area.
The researchers are from Washington University in St. Louis and all are in the field of genomics. The findings come from Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch, an open web resource for science metrics and analysis.
A fire has been smoldering underground at the Bridgeton Landfill (labeled "Former Active Sanitary Landfill" in this image) since late 2010. There is radioactive waste in the two purple regions labeled Operable Unit 1 Area 1 and Operable Unit 1 Area 2.
Credit Environmental Protection Agency report p. 15
Updated Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m.: The Department of Health & Senior Services is also posting its evaluations of the air monitoring data here. The regulatory standards that DHSS is using to estimate the health risks from landfill fumes are here.