Group Wants Radiation Testing at Pruitt-Igoe Site via CBSSt.Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – An environmental group wants work to stop on a development adjacent to the NGA West project to settle old questions about possible Cold War radiation at the site.

It’s the old Pruitt-Igoe public housing site, knocked down and overgrown with wild trees for 40 years, during which time reports surfaced that the U.S. government had sprayed cadmium sulfide laced with radioactive material from the rooftops of the housing complex, as part of a secret Cold War-era biological warfare experiment.

Ed Smith with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment wants testing to determine if the dust in the wind is contaminated.



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