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Army Corps: No Evidence of Radioactive Leak at Lambert

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The contaminated site is near Lambert Airport.

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The Army Corps of Engineers says there's no evidence that radioactive waste washed into a creek near Lambert Airport this weekend.

Sunday's two-inch downpour flooded Coldwater Creek, swamping a corner of the 21-acre site near the airport where contaminated soil is being excavated.

The area was a dump for decades for uranium, radium, thorium and other residue from processing nuclear fuel.

Anti-nuclear activists say the case shows how dangerous it is to have radioactive waste stored in a flood plain.

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