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Coldwater Creek in Hazelwood area turns milky white

October 4, 2016

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is investigating after a suburban St. Louis creek that has already been the source of health concerns turned milky white.

KMOV-TV reports that Coldwater Creek in the Hazelwood area of St. Louis County was white Sunday morning, raising renewed concern from residents. The DNR says crews were sent to collect samples of the water.

The Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed radioactive contamination in several yards that back up to the creek, which was contaminated with uranium processing waste stored at sites near Lambert Airport. The Corps has been remediating the creek since 2013. Some residents who lived along the creek years ago believe their rare cancers were caused by the contamination.

 

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