The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Metropolitan Engineering and Surveying have found high levels of radionuclides in a Desloge water well. A spokesperson for the DNR informed residents that the water did not pose a serious threat and that a "slim" chance existed that the contamination level would lead to cancer
. According to the DNR, however, the city will be required to treat the water if the radionuclide levels remain high. The DNR plans to test Desloge's water supply quarterly for the next year. Radionuclides emit "ionizing radiation", a known human carcinogen, when they radioactively decay. Long-term exposure to radionuclides in drinking water may cause cancer.
See your doctor if you live in Desloge, Missouri and you have experienced serious health problems. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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