County Council Wants Warnings on Coldwater Creek

Michael Calhoun
June 27, 2018 - 4:41 am

CLAYTON (KMOX) -- For years, neighbors of north county's Coldwater Creek have been begging for signs warning of radioactive contamination along the waterway.

Recent confirmation that the creek's contamination likely caused people to develop cancer is spurring some action on that demand by St. Louis County elected officials.

"We've been alarmed by those disease clusters and that information and then recently we actually have now data to support the concerns of those residents," county council chairman Sam Page said Tuesday. "We support the recommendation to place signage along the creek to warn kids to stay out of the creek until the Corps of Engineers has completed their work."

The rest of the County Council agreed. They're asking the various agencies responsible for sections of the creek's banks to put up the signs.