Closings: Schools, churches, day-cares and businesses

Army: No Health Risk From Secret Cold War St. Louis Tests

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A top Army official says that an investigation into secret chemical testing in impoverished areas of St. Louis during the Cold War era found no health risk for those who lived in the testing area.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Army sprayed zinc cadmium sulfide into the St. Louis air as part of a biological weapons program. St. Louis was chosen because it bore some resemblance to Russian cities.

Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill wrote to the Army demanding answers in September after learning of research into the testing by a St. Louis professor, Lisa Martino-Taylor.

Assistant Army Secretary Katherine Hammack ays in a letter received by Blunt’s office Friday that Army investigators reviewed several studies and assessments and found no health risk.

AP-WF-11-02-12 1811GMT<

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.