St. Louis County Health Department
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.
The big question asked by several: Why aren’t there signs, warning children and others to steer clear of the creek?
In St. Louis County, the number of confirmed flu cases last week totaled 265 – more than half of the 422 cases so far this season.
Coldwater Creek was contaminated with nuclear waste after World War II.
St. Louis County has it’s first reported case of the mosquito-carried disease called Chikungunya, though it was not contracted in the area. “There is no cause for panic, no cause for alarm,” says Dr. Faisal Khan, St. Louis County Health Department’s director of communicable disease control.
Waste from atomic bomb production in downtown St. Louis was dumped in the creek in the 1940s
County officials sought federal help to unravel a $3.4 million computer fraud scheme created by Ed Mueth before he committed suicide last year.
Real inspections are only done once a facility is open to the public.
Steve Stenger says thousands of dogs and cats have been euthanized at the St. Louis County Animal Shelter in the past 10 years, under Charlie Dooley’s watch.
St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger is calling for a top member of the Dooley administration to step down.