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Here's some interesting history lessons you won't learn in school.
Army scientists secretly sprayed St Louis with 'radioactive' particles for YEARS to test chemical warfare technology.
For decades, both former and current residents from approximately 90 municipalities in the Missouri city were diagnosed with a long list of life-threatening illnesses, including leukaemia, lupus, brain tumours, appendix cancer, multiple sclerosis, birth defects and many more. People died. Babies died. And they’re still dying to this day, dubbed “the poison children of Coldwater Creek.” But no one ever connected the dots as to what was really making these innocent people sick. “You’ll never forget the moment they tell you, ‘We found lesions on your lung and your liver,’” Mary Oscko, who has stage 4 lung cancer, told CBS News. “My husband and I had to sit down at night and discuss whether I want to be cremated or buried. I don’t want to be buried in North County, that’s the one thing I told him — I do not want to be buried where this soil is.” In 1942, during the height of World War II, a corporation by the name of Mallinckrodt Chemical Works was hired by the US government to process uranium for the development of the world’s first nuclear weapons. The operation was dubbed ‘The Manhattan Project.’ Based in St Louis, it was here that the atomic bomb was born. (+800 more words, & Video's) 
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity:
March 2016, Vol.153:104–111, doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.12.007
Tracking legacy radionuclides in St. Louis, Missouri, via 210Pb.
Marco P.J. Kaltofen. Robert Alvarez. Lucas Hixson.

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