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Soil Samples Test Negative, But EPA Results Still To Come

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) – An engineering firm hired by a Bridgeton-area school district has concluded that soil from schools 2 miles from a radioactive landfill didn’t show high levels of radiation. The superintendent says the Pattonville High and Rose Acres Elementary schools were examined because of concerns from parents. World War II-era nuclear waste was […]

Soil Samples Test Negative, But EPA Results Still To Come

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) – An engineering firm hired by a Bridgeton-area school district has concluded that soil from schools 2 miles from a radioactive landfill didn’t show high levels of radiation.

The superintendent says the Pattonville High and Rose Acres Elementary schools were examined because of concerns from parents.

World War II-era nuclear waste was illegally dumped at the nearby West Lake Landfill in the 1970s. It was eventually deemed a toxic Superfund site.

Residents sent soil samples to an independent lab earlier this year. It found elevated levels of potentially toxic materials.

Soil test results from the Environmental Protection Agency are expected later this week.

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