FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOX) – (UPDATED 4:42 p.m.) The Missouri DNR has identified the party responsible for a milky-white substance that contaminated Coldwater Creek over the weekend.
The agency says Pavement Solutions is using vacuum trucks to remove the contaminated water from the creek right now.
The product in the creek is a concrete additive called Modifier A/NA. A truck carrying the product got in an accident Friday on McDonnell Boulevard. The DNR was told the spill was properly cleaned up — it wasn’t.
The DNR says the additive has a low toxicity level.
Our previous reporting is as follows:
We have an update on what has changed the color of Coldwater Creek’s water.
Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider advises that the milky-white color of the creek is believed to be caused by a non-toxic latex spill.
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The source of the spill is not known.
KMOX is expecting to get more information from Schneider later this afternoon.
Right now, crews are trying to determine how to remove the latex from Coldwater Creek.
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