ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – More than 24 hours later, there’s still no answers about what has turned the water white at Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis County.

Lifelong resident Julie Hartwell’s son initially made the discovery Sunday morning. Metropolitan Sewer District immediately sent crews to investigate and determined the problem was not sewer- or wastewater-related.

MSD’s Lance LeComb told KMOX on Sunday that Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources was notified.

Hartwell says they responded and took samples of the water, but she still hasn’t heard any preliminary information from DNR.

Whatever the milk-colored substance is has a chemical smell that was more prevalent Sunday morning when it was discovered.

Hartwell tells KMOX fish were visible Sunday morning, but by late Monday afternoon, no fish could be seen.

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Given Coldwater Creek’s history of nuclear contamination, residents are understandably concerned. There are areas of Coldwater Creek where the white color is not visible.

Near St. Cin Park, the creek looks like it’s filled with milk. This is a park that has a basketball court, picnic grounds and a children’s play area.

By 4 p.m. Monday, kids were flocking to the park. Unless they’ve seen it for themselves, some are not aware of whatever is filling the creek.

MSD speculated it could be dye or paint – even though it’s not leaving residue on the banks of the creek or on the rocks like paint would.

So far, there’s no official word from city officials on what it might be.

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  1. Mark says:

    MDNR took samples on Sunday, and I can guarantee you they knew what it was and where it was from by Sunday night. There is no excuse not to. Since they have been lying to the public about Coldwater Creek from the beginning, and not doing anything about it… it is a sanctioned Title 50 USC experiment to test a chemical, pathogen or nuclear environmental bioweapon on the public. Our US government claims it’s “legal” behind closed doors to intentionally poison us, but will literally murder people to keep the truth contained when caught… just like Flint, Michigan. The media just lies. The local St. Louis media has gotten sooooo bad with the lies in the last three months, I don’t believe a single word any one of them says. I let you determine for yourself what should be done to our terrorist politicians killing your loved ones, and our media that intentionally hides the truth.

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