Health department denies agency has diverted county funds for other purposes.
Hazelwood kept the park open during the summer while cleanup began
Most affected properties are along Palm Drive, just northeast of Lindbergh and I-270.
Sewage flowed into tributary of Coldwater Creek.
An spokesman said that while there is "no immediate effect to public health or safety" people should stay away from the creek and its unnamed tributary.
Filmmaker focuses on the factory workers exposed to radiation
St. Cin and Duchesne Parks along Coldwater Creek will be cleaned up over the next four months.
Line that carries waste from Bridgeton landfill, added in state right of way, has been the focus of odor complaints.
Landfill can now pipe large amount of liquid waste to MSD treatment plants instead of trucking it there.
The council's move was hailed by members of a group that has been monitoring reported illnesses they suspect are linked to waste stored near the creek.
The Oct. 3 editorial "Heroes, hope and high costs" regarding Coldwater Creek contained many misleading and, in some cases, grossly inaccurate, statements regarding Herculaneum, Doe Run and recent actions by the Missouri Legislature.
Two environmental disasters created in this region generations ago — nuclear waste in Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County and lead mine debris from the Doe Run smelter in Herculaneum — share striking similarities.
St. Louis County health department officials have joined their state counterparts in asking for further investigation into health concerns that could be linked to nuclear waste contamination in Coldwater Creek, which runs from St. Ann to the Missouri River.
A state health report shows high rates of cancers in North County that have been associated with radiation exposure.
Eight additional residents or workers in north St. Louis County have sued companies involved in the production and storage of World War II-era nuclear waste, claiming that the waste caused cancers and deaths.
One of the leaders of a group of North County residents concerned about a possible link between contaminated Coldwater Creek and appendix cancer has died of the disease.
St. Louis County to launch an investigation of Coldwater Creek, which residents fear is linked to cancers and other diseases.
Brothers wonder if illnesses are connected to playing in contaminated Coldwater Creek
Survey of 3,300 people found 202 thyroid cancers or conditions, 113 brain tumors and 39 appendix cancers