FLORISSANT, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District mobilized contractor, Leidos, to immediately commence sampling both inside and outside Jana Elementary School in Florissant, Missouri, October 24.
“We are in the process of collecting samples throughout the entire property to ensure the health and safety of the students and staff at Jana Elementary School,” said Phil Moser, St. Louis District program manager for the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). “This will include collecting soil samples and structure surveys both inside and outside the school. Sampling activities on Monday included conducting floor scans, collecting swipe samples inside the building, and surveying playground equipment outside the school.”
Survey work will continue over the next few days and preliminary results of testing will be available within the next two weeks. Additionally, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is coordinating with their partners at the Department of Energy to conduct a peer review of their work.
Public health and safety are top priorities for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, especially when it comes to the welfare of children. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is committed to working with the school board and community leaders to help provide a safe learning environment for the Jana Elementary School students.
Release no. 22-079