”You should be safe” – Guards demand answers after radioactive waste found in elementary school

FLORISSANT, Mo. — Parents want answers after radioactive contamination was found at a northern St. Louis County elementary school.

Jana Elementary School has over 400 students and covers elementary through fifth grade. Parents heard a news report about the radioactive contamination of the school from the making of atomic bombs between 1942 and 1957.

The report left many parents searching for answers about the radioactive waste ahead of Tuesday night’s school board meeting for the Hazelwood School District.

“If the doctor says his problem is related to anything here, yes, we’ll transfer him to another school,” said Joann Brown, grandmother of a Jana Elementary School student.

Brown said her grandson went to the emergency room after showing symptoms of nausea and diarrhea for two weeks. A doctor wants to carry out further tests on the boy.

A recent report pointed to elevated levels of contamination in classrooms, fields, HVAC systems and playgrounds. The report comes from a trial against Mallinckrodt. The St. Louis company was involved in refining uranium used in the Manhattan Project during World War II. Barrels of by-products were stored near Coldwater Creek, shipped to Colorado, and also ended up at the Westlake Landfill in Bridgeton.

Brown insisted on letting the kids move until things were settled.

“You should be safe. These are people and life here. They should be safe in this environment,” she said. “I think all officials should get on board and find out the situation, but relocate the children.”

“They probably should have closed the school until they found out what was going on,” said Contrell Snider, grandfather of a Jana Elementary School student. “I know my granddaughter won’t be coming back until they figure out what’s going on when she comes back here.”

The school board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m

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Sarah Y. Kim

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