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Reports from NBC Action News

Find all of the Investigative Reports by Russ Ptacek, who started the investigation! Below are just a few of his articles.



Document shows ‘extensive and widespread’ contamination in 1989 Bannister… (Aug. 9, 2010)
GSA officials find arsenic in Bannister drinking water… (Aug. 4, 2010)

Rare disease tests to begin for Bannister’s GSA workers… (July 12, 2010)

Bannister Federal Complex officials announce oversight panel selection process… (June 29, 2010)
Bannister Federal Complex warned of daycare risks in withheld report… (June 25, 2010)
Bannister officials withheld contamination papers… (June 24, 2010)

Bannister official admits “We got it wrong’ …  (June 10, 2010)
New tests ignore toxins at Bannister... (June 9, 2010)
Angry crowd greets scientists at Bannister town hall Meeting... (June 1, 2010)

Rare condition possibly misdiagnosed at Bannister... (May 31, 2010)
Bannister town hall to feature scientists… (May 27, 2010)  
New official seeks transparency at Bannister… (May 26, 2010)  
Uranium particle found near Bannister offices… (May 26, 2010)
Questions of possible rare cancer cluster at Bannister… (May 24, 2010)

EPA takes charge at Bannister… (April 30, 2010)
EPA urged to prioritize Superfund at Bannister… (April 21, 2010)
GSA Budgets Move for Bannister Workers… (March 9, 2010)
Bannister’s Superfund Site Status Confuses… (March 4, 2010)
Cleaver, McCaskill Enter Bannister Investigation… (March 4, 2010)
CDC Launches Bannister Health Probe… (February 25, 2010)

Reports from Fox4 News
EPA: 2nd round of tests for PCBs at federal complex... (May 18, 2010)
Feds agree to cleanup at Kansas City's Bannister Federal Complex...  (April 30, 2010) 
EPA to Take a Second Look at Bannister Federal Complex... (April 26, 2010)

Articles from the Kansas City Star
Protecting worker health at Bannister Complex, by Jason Klumb, posted May 22, 2010