Radioactive waste was found at an elementary school playground near a site where nuclear weapons were made in WWII

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A report found high levels of radioactive contamination at an elementary school in Missouri.

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Jana Elementary school is located near a creek that was contaminated in the 1940s and '50s.

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The report found radioactive contamination inside and outside the school building.

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Radioactive contamination was discovered at an elementary school in a St. Louis, Missouri, suburb located near a site were nuclear weapons were made during World War II, according to a new report by environmental consultants.

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 Samples were taken from the fields and playgrounds around the school, as well as locations inside, including the library, kitchen, and classrooms.

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"I was heartbroken," President of the Jana Parent-Teacher Association Ashley Bernaugh, whose son attends the school, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after reading the report.

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 Boston Chemical's report said a "significant remedial program" would be required to bring the conditions in line with acceptable levels, given the radioactive contamination discovered both inside and outside the school building.

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Betsey Rachel, the president of the Hazelwood School District Board, told the Post-Dispatch the report would be addressed at the upcoming session on Tuesday.

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