NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Three-hundred residents of North St. Louis County crowded into a local gym, anxious about what they would hear. Soil near the local creek was contaminated by improperly stored nuclear weapons waste in the 1960’s and 70’s, and people have been getting sick.
The Army Corps of Engineers was there to deliver the latest test results.
“Seven additional parcels have been identified,” one official announced.
The seven new “hot spots,” areas of low level nuclear contamination, were discovered as crews tested the creek this summer. The new sites include four commercial properties and three homes. Add in the five sites already slated for clean up, and that’s 12 places in the area with contamination.
Angela Powers’ granddaughter passed away from a rare brain tumor ANGELA POWERS
“They found a tumor the size of a golf ball,” said Angela Powers. Last fall, she lost her 9-year-old grandchild Jordan to a brain tumor that is rare in children.
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