Not that I'm aware of. There haven't been any reports of medical abnormalities in that area - no kids with weird forms of cancer, no little children with "glowing personalities" ( good one, Herk! ), so I'm not really concerned about it. I check about once a year on the Internet to see if anything has been reported, but so far all is quiet. The workers in the plant had a spike in the numbers of reported cases of cancer of the esophagus and leukemia, but that's about it.
Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo
Mallinckrodt Chemical in St. Louis processed all the uranium that was used in the Fermi Pile reactor at the Univ. of Chicago, and the uranium used in the first nuclear weapons. All the waste material got hauled to a field just north of the airport and dumped. Dirt was bulldozed on top of the leveled waste, and the area became a park and ball field for the city.
In the late 80's, the EPA did some testing, found "elevated levels of radiation", as well as significant amounts of uranium, cesium, and thorium, so they closed the park and field.
It would have been neat if I'd have been bitten by a spider while I was out there as a kid, and ended up like Peter Parker!
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