Army’s Cold War Experiments On St. Louis Residents Revealed

Our military secretly sprayed experimental, possibly radioactive chemicals in minority and low-income communities in St. Louis during the 1960s to see what would happen, KSDK in St. Louis reports:

Lisa Martino-Taylor is a sociologist whose life’s work has been to uncover details of the Army’s ultra-secret military experiments carried out in St. Louis and other cities during the 1950s and 60s.

[KSDK] verified that the spraying of zinc cadmium sulfide did take place in St. Louis on thousands of unsuspecting citizens. What is unclear is whether the Army added a radioactive material to the compound as Martino-Taylor’s research implies.

Army archive pictures show how the tests were done in Corpus Christi, Texas in the 1960s. In Texas, planes were used to drop the chemical. But in St. Louis, the Army placed chemical sprayers on buildings and station wagons. Documents confirmed that city officials were kept in the dark about the tests. The Cold War cover story was that the Army was testing smoke screens to protect cities from a Russian attack.

By making hundreds of Freedom of Information Act requests, Martino-Taylor uncovered once-classified documents that confirm the spraying of zinc cadmium sulfide. “This was a violation of all medical ethics, all international codes, and the military’s own policy at that time,” said Martino-Taylor.

In 1994, then-Congressman Richard Gephardt (D-St. Louis), asked the Army to open its records and explain the St. Louis testing. Documents released in the 90s showed the Army placed sprayers on a former Knights of Columbus building on Lindell and in Forest Park.

While the Army admits it added a florescent substance to the zinc cadmium compound, details of whether it was radioactive remains secret.Documents uncovered to date indicate the Army never conducted follow-up studies to see whether the compound caused long term health issues.

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  • emperorreagan

    SO.

    Who is the US government poisoning these days?

  • emperorreagan

    SO.

    Who is the US government poisoning these days?

    • Anarchy Pony

      Middle Easterners. Duh.

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

      follow the chem trails

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

      follow the chem trails

    • MadHierophant

      Everything. All of it. 

      Can’t be to careful, after all. 

  • Notatroll

    Seeing as how a large portion of people born in the 60’s are dumb as bricks.. I’d say there were “long term health issues”.

  • Notatroll

    Seeing as how a large portion of people born in the 60’s are dumb as bricks.. I’d say there were “long term health issues”.

    • Dr. Freedman

      So please tell us just why people born in the 1960’s are “dumb as bricks” so we can correlate your data. 

      Thank you.

    • Dr. Freedman

      So please tell us just why people born in the 1960’s are “dumb as bricks” so we can correlate your data. 

      Thank you.

  • saint_al

    /born St. Louis, 1963. Crap. : ( 

  • Liquidself

    Nope.  There’s no such thing as chemtrails.  Never has been.  Another win for CSICOP.

    • Naz Wisko

      with our mad military research scientists can you really say ‘no such thing’ & ‘never has been’? I’m all for being skeptical, but not ignorant. also the csicop report on chemtrails was pathetic. and fairly obviously biased, seemingly happy to ridicule anyone attempting to shed light on it. since it’s practically impossible to prove. it must not be true right? that’s how all good coverups work anyway.

      the first person to study effects of gmo’s got rejected from the science community because he failed to have a ‘proper’ control group. forget the fact that the gmo’s really messed up the rats. the control was not right enough for someone. fast forward to today, gmo’s still mess rats up. but we are still eating them, because they make a shit ton of money off of them.

      if people in power have an agenda, good luck trying to reveal it.

      also, try not to believe in something wholeheartedly because it’s what you want to believe, or at least don’t proliferate your chosen path of ignorance.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Tip of the iceberg. 

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    I’m pretty sure early nuclear testing might have a little something to do with increased cancer rates around the US too.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    I’m pretty sure early nuclear testing might have a little something to do with increased cancer rates around the US too.

  • Infvocuernos

    Sometimes it seems like the Cold War was a contest between the super powers to see who could do the most fucked up shit to their own people.  Go USA! 

  • zuzu

    chemtrails today, everyone is sick. they’ve expanded it worked so well.

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