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Uranium processing near a St. Louis neighborhood may have contaminated soil

March 13, 2024

March 13, 2024

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Uranium processing into nuclear weapons near a St. Louis neighborhood may have contaminated the soil beneath homes over 30 years ago. Now, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is testing to see if only 6 properties near Coldwater Creek in Florissant, Missouri, are contaminated with toxic nuclear waste. Local advocates argue that the testing should spread to more homes and areas along the creek. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., continue pushing for an expanded Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) to pass in Congress on behalf of those impacted by nuclear weapons and uranium industries since the 1960s. Read more about the tests on potentially toxic soil and what locals think about it at the link below.  

Homes near St. Louis County creek are being tested after radioactive contamination found in yards | AP News