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Lisa Martino-Taylor, a professor of sociology at St. Louis Community College, overlooks the area where the Pruit-Igoe public housing complex used to stand in north St. Louis on October 15, 2012. Martino-Taylor has uncovered information that the United States Military conducted top secret experiments spraying zinc cadmium silfide with a radioactive additive on the predominantly low-income people that lived in the area in 1953-1954 and 1963-1965.  (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Researcher: Poor St. Louis Minorities Targeted for Secret Cold War Chemical Testing

“This stuff travelled for up to 40 miles. So really all of the city of St. Louis was ultimately inundated by the stuff.”

09/24/2012