Could payments for radiation exposure come to St. Louis?
Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley sent a letter to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, wanting a committee hearing to discuss the nuclear contamination of the St. Louis area.
Hawley wants to know what government agencies are doing to remediate the area following St. Louis’s involvement in the Manhattan Project.
Hawley wrote that the contamination of the area may prove to be the most significant government-caused environmental disasters in U.S. history.
During a rally with advocates, Hawley called on the federal government to authorize a fund for residents who fell victim to radioactive contamination.