Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Army sprayed St. Louis neighborhood with radiological weapons in the 1950s and 1960s

And you thought the ‘chem-trails’ people were nutz, didn’t you?

Strong evidence of mixing radium in with the zinc cadmium sulfide.

via http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/oct/04/report-army-tested-chemical-weapons-st-louis-1950s/

The first line of the story contradicts its headline.

In the mid-1950s, and again a decade later, the Army used motorized blowers atop a low-income housing high-rise, at schools and from the backs of station wagons to send a potentially dangerous compound into the already-hazy air in predominantly black areas of St. Louis.

“…at schools…” Your tax dollars at work.

Local officials were told at the time that the government was testing a smoke screen that could shield St. Louis from aerial observation in case the Russians attacked.

[…]

The Army has admitted only to using blowers to spread the chemical, but Brindell recalled a summer day playing baseball with other kids in the street when a squadron of green Army planes flew close to the ground and dropped a powdery substance. She went inside, washed it off her face and arms, then went back out to play.

Over the years, Brindell has battled four types of cancer — breast, thyroid, skin and uterine.

[…]

Martino-Taylor decided to research the testing for her doctoral thesis at the University of Missouri. She believes the St. Louis study was linked to the Manhattan Atomic Bomb Project and a small group of scientists from that project who were developing radiological weapons. A congressional study in 1993 confirmed radiological testing in Tennessee and parts of the West during the Cold War.

“There are strong lines of evidence that there was a radiological component to the St. Louis study,” Martino-Taylor said.

“Parts of the west?” Which parts?



Denver Radium Superfund Mini-sites
January 2, 2012, 02:50
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A list from the EPA… This page has more detailed information on history of the sites and various remediation efforts. The EPA and City of Denver consider this situation to be generally cleaned up and finished.

The site of the Home Depot on Santa Fe had 97000 tons of radium-infused soil removed. Denver is a dirty bomb.

I like how the Purple Haze and former I-Hop on East Colfax somehow got zapped with radioactive waste. (2000-block east, north side of street.) They’re not exactly sure how. Maybe the scientist from Repo Man went by there.

“Sure is a beautiful night… Can almost … see the stars.”



Denver Radium Map
December 26, 2011, 05:01
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EPA cleanup sites including the infamous radioactive streets.


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