ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued sampling both inside and outside Jana Elementary School in Florissant, Missouri, this week.
Activities performed this week included structure surveys and soil samples. Structure investigations were completed today. Soil investigations began Wednesday.
“Public safety is our top priority,” said Col. Kevin Golinghorst, St. Louis District commander. “Our team has the right expertise and experience to complete this work.”
The structure investigations included scanning accessible surfaces and fixed-point measurements with radiation detection instruments. For the soil investigations, a minimum of 45 locations will be sampled to depths ranging from 15 to 28 feet below the surface.
“We are making steady progress in our structure and soil investigations across the entire property,” said Golinghorst. “We owe it to the public and the parents, children and staff of Jana Elementary School to make informed decisions and take effective actions using accurate data.”
The soil investigations are expected to be complete in about two weeks, pending cooperative weather conditions. Preliminary results will be available within the next two weeks and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is coordinating with the Department of Energy to conduct a peer review of their work.
Release no. 22-080