Weldon Springs TNT Plant
Posted by: BruceS
N 38° 42.185 W 090° 42.562
15S E 699187 N 4286318
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating the families who moved from Howell, Hamburg and Toonerville to accommodate the a government TNT plant for World War II.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 3:10:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM3204
The Weldon Springs TNT Plant and storage facilities covered 18,000 acres. Much of the property was released back to the state of Missouri following the war and became Busch Wildlife Area and Weldon Springs Conservation Area. Magazines used for the storage of TNT can still be found on Busch Wildlife Area and some are used for storage by conservation department. The TNT plant was converted to uranium processing after the war. The site became a superfund site and now has a large containment "bunker" for the containment of the hazardous waste. The bunker is accessible to the public with four informational plaques on top.
The coordinates are for the historical marker. The containment bunker is about a mile further west on Hwy 94. It is huge, you won't miss it.
Admission Fee: 0
Marker available 24 hrs day
Bunker daylight hours
Related Website: Not listed
Supplementary Related Website: Not listed
Posting a picture(s) of the location would be nice although not required.