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Health Officials to Launch Survey of Residents Near Cold Water Creek

The St. Louis County Health Department is preparing to launch a major survey of current and former residents along the Cold Water Creek in North County to determine if they’re suffering from higher levels of cancer and other health issues.

08/28/2015

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers health physicist Jon Rankins answers a question on Aug. 20, 2015. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Neighbors Ask Questions About Radioactive Backyards Near Coldwater Creek

“This is the very first atomic waste in the world and we’re still suffering from it,” Byron Clemens said at a community meeting Thursday.

08/21/2015

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Low-level Radioactive Contamination Found Along Creek

The Army Corps of Engineers says it has found low-level radiological contamination at three sites along Coldwater Creek in St. Louis County.

06/25/2015

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers health physicist Jon Rankins talks about Coldwater Creek at a meeting on January 30, 2015. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Army Corps of Engineers Seeks to Soothe Coldwater Creek Concerns

The big question asked by several: Why aren’t there signs, warning children and others to steer clear of the creek?

01/30/2015

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County Council Unanimously Passes Resolution to Speed Up Coldwater Creek Cleanup

The council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night calling for more money for the Army Corps of Engineers to ramp up the effort.

10/22/2014

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County Health Department Calls for Further Study of Health Problems in Coldwater Creek Area

Coldwater Creek was contaminated with nuclear waste after World War II.

09/26/2014

Former north county residents Jenell Wright and Diane Schanzenbach blame area health problems on nuclear waste near creek.

Health Department to Examine Coldwater Creek

Waste from atomic bomb production in downtown St. Louis was dumped in the creek in the 1940s

07/19/2014

Former north county residents Jenell Wright and Diane Schanzenbach blame area health problems on nuclear waste near creek.

Survey Blames High Cancer Rate on Coldwater Creek

A Facebook survey of some three thousand people from the Coldwater Creek area of north county shows clusters of cancer and other illnesses some blame on nuclear waste once stored there.

01/15/2014

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Study: No Cancer Cluster Discovered in St. Louis County

Many residents of the area quickly dismissed a Missouri agency’s study which found no evidence of cancer cluster.

03/20/2013

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Leaked Chemical Found in Coldwater Creek

Cloudiness, elevated ph in creek

04/14/2011

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