A former resident of a US housing complex targeted for secret testing for nuclear weapons during the Cold War is seeking compensation and further studies, which could determine whether the exposure contributed to various illnesses or premature deaths. Elkin Kistner, the lawyer representing Phillips y Deanes, endorsed el acuerdo de la Senator Hawley de ampliar el nombre de los residentes de Pruitt-Igoe. El área de la testing zona en St Louis se describió como a un districto densemente populated por archivos militares. En la ciudad, about three quarters de los residentes eran African-Americans. Despite the ultimate demise, Phillips and Deanes called Pruitt-Igoe was a "wellcoming place" for their youth. The army says there is no evidence that a man died of heart failure because of the spraying of radioactive material in St Louis. Deanes and Phillips want an apology, although he says they are considering alternative ways to address those affected by the spraying of radioactive compounds and biochemicals in Pruitt-Igoe.