Hawley Statement on New Reporting about Radioactive Waste in St. Louis

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

After new reporting about ongoing radioactive waste problems in St. Louis, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement


  • In April, Senator Hawley’s legislation passed the Senate, mandating the clean up of Jana Elementary School and radioactive waste testing to be performed at the surrounding buildings in the Hazelwood School District. Biden Energy Secretary Granholm pledged to support the bill.
  • In March, Senator Hawley called out the Biden Administration for its lack of action on the Jana Elementary School cleanup.
  • In February, Senator Hawley introduced the Justice for Jana Elementary Act following an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing where he pushed the DOE for answers on the radioactive waste found at the school.
  • In January, Senator Hawley and Representative Bush sent a letter to USACE Lieutenant General Scott Spellmon calling for additional radioactive testing of Hazelwood School District’s properties.
  • Last October, Senator Hawley demanded that USACE conduct radioactive testing at Jana Elementary School following reports of contamination, and called on President Biden to declare a federal emergency and make aid available for students and families.