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Elementary school closed after study finds radioactive material

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(FLORISSANT, MO)– An elementary school in Missouri has been closed after a study found radioactive contamination in several parts of the school including the playground. The discovery was made at Jana Elementary School last week by Boston Chemical Data Corp.
Several law firms funded the study through a class-action lawsuit after learning that the elementary school is located near a wooded area that had been deemed contaminated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last summer.
According to the report, World War II-era nuclear weapons production took place in a wooded area near Coldwater Creek.
In addition to finding contamination on the playground at the school, researchers also found contamination in classrooms.
On Tuesday, the Hazelwood Board of Education voted to close the school until the waste is cleaned up.
Students will start virtual education on Monday and will continue until the students can be relocated to another school.