Radioactive waste was found at a younger age school wilderness rec center near a site where nuclear weapons were made in WWII

Jana Elementary school is located near a creek that was contaminated in the 1940s and '50s.

Jana Elementary school is located near a creek that was contaminated in the 1940s and '50s.

The report found radioactive contamination inside and outside the school building.

According to a recent analysis by environmental experts, radioactive contamination was found at an elementary school in a St. Louis, Missouri, area that is close to a facility where nuclear bombs were manufactured during World War II.

After hearing the story, Jana Parent-Teacher Association President Ashley Bernaugh, whose son attends the school, said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "I was heartbroken." It seems so corny, yet it makes you want to stop breathing.

According to Boston Chemical's study, given the radioactive contamination found both inside and outside the school building, a "major remedial effort" would be needed to bring the conditions up to safe limits.