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In addition to beryllium, the soil contains lead and radioactive elements of thorium, radium and uranium.
Back in Brandon, the city decisions on treating that radium are likely to take a year or more.
Treating Lacks’s cancer with crude radium implants—standard operating procedure in 1951—doctors were unable to save her life.
Other tribes are also affected by the annual disposal of 100 million tons of coal ash, which is contaminated with arsenic, mercury, lead and radium.
The reports contained a few surprises, including high levels of radium and arsenic in some of the test wells, said Lisa Evans, senior counsel with Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law group.
At the time, radium was considered a miracle medicine, believed to extend life.
Vengosh added that the discovery at some sites of radium at levels far exceeding drinking water standards -- which can increase the risk of cancer -- were of particular concern.
At Marshall, on the northern banks of Lake Norman in Catawba County, radioactivity levels from radium were 2.5 times that federal drinking water standard, the report says.
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