Tag Archives: St. Louis

Cold War Nuclear Weapons Put St. Louis Community At Risk—in 2023 via The Equation (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Chanese A Forté Current-day residents near St. Louis, Missouri, are living with chronic health conditions and an increased cancer burden due to contamination from uranium mining and processes used in the production of nuclear weapons at the start of the … Continue reading

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Review: St. Louis paid a heavy price to help buid an atomic bomb via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

by Roland Klose, January 18, 2023 […] As Morice writes in “Nuked: Echoes of the Hiroshima Bomb in St. Louis,” the common thread that appeared to link these illnesses and deaths was Coldwater Creek, the 19-mile Missouri River tributary that … Continue reading

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An unacceptable risk to children via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter In a peer reviewed article published in the British Medical Journal Pediatrics Open in October, my Beyond Nuclear colleague, Cindy Folkers and I, reviewed the studies currently available that look at the impact on children from radiation exposures … Continue reading

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‘You didn’t bring us one number’: Hazelwood school board members demand sampling data from Jana preliminary results via KSDK

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its own findings saying Jana Elementary was safe. Author: Justina Coronel (KSDK) FLORISSANT, Mo. — It’s news one would be eager to hear: “There’s no harm to students at your school … Continue reading

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Radioactive material found at Missouri elementary school more than 22 times expected amount via CNN

By Michelle Watson and Tina Burnside, CNN An elementary school outside St. Louis was found to have “unacceptable” levels of radioactive contamination stemming from waste dating back to the creation of the first atomic bomb in the 1940s, and residents fear it may … Continue reading

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Hazelwood School District to test for radioactive contamination near Janna Elementary out of ‘abundance of caution’ via KMOV4

T. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – It’s been a multi-year struggle for answers for parents with students attending Jana Elementary in Hazelwood, like Ashley Bernaugh. “We have to protect the kids, we have to protect our staff,” said Bernaugh, who is … Continue reading

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Flooding around nuclear waste renews residents’ fears via Fox2 Now

by: Chris Hayes BRIDGETON, Mo. – Several contaminated landfills were affected by flood waters this week. FOX 2 was checking out one of the superfund sites when EPA investigators showed up. Parts of the West Lake Landfill perimeter in Bridgeton sustained … Continue reading

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Daily Inspiration: Meet Karen Nickel and Dawn Chapman via Voyage STL

[…] Hi Karen and Dawn, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourselfJust Moms STL was formed after learning we were living less than 2 miles from an underground burning landfill containing radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project known … Continue reading

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Concerns linger as completion date for Coldwater Creek cleanup pushed to 2038 via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Jesse Bogan FLORISSANT — Enoch Cole and his wife moved here from Kirkwood a few years ago because their hard-earned money went farther. They bought a nice, spacious house at the end of a cul-de-sac perched above Coldwater Creek. The waterway snakes … Continue reading

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Recap: Environmental Justice with Just Moms STL via Washington University ProSPER

By Ryan Friedman and Kayla Hannon • When Karen Nickel’s parents moved to the banks of Coldwater Creek in Hazelwood, Missouri 20 miles northwest of St. Louis, they did not realize they were moving to an area contaminated by radioactive material. Karen later moved to … Continue reading

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