Poisoning the Projects

Truth and Edutainment

Published on Jun 17, 2016

In the mid-1950s, and again a decade later, the Army used motorized blowers atop a low-income housing high-rise, at schools and from the backs of station wagons to send a potentially dangerous compound into the already-hazy air in predominantly black areas of St. Louis.

Local officials were told at the time that the government was testing a smoke screen that could shield St. Louis from aerial observation in case the Russians attacked.

But in 1994, the government said the tests were part of a biological weapons program and St. Louis was chosen because it bore some resemblance to Russian cities that the U.S. might attack. The material being sprayed was zinc cadmium sulfide, a fine fluorescent powder.

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One thought on “Poisoning the Projects

  1. Imagine that Janet, they call us racists and haters, because we’re not clad with a black mask or holding a poster of our private parts in some scripted WWF showdown.
    Why don’t they wave signs about things like this or Margaret Sanger’s Planned Non-Parenthood? They are so busy hating the wrong people. It’s a shame.

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