From the public announcement that Mallinckrodt Chemical Co. helped refine uranium for the Manhattan Project to the present, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has covered the issue of storing radioactive waste and subsequent contamination of parts Coldwater Creek and surrounding areas.
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“From a radiological standpoint, the school is safe,” said Col. Kevin Golinghorst at a board meeting of the Hazelwood School District.
After Thanksgiving break, the school's 375 students will be reassigned to Barrington, Brown, Coldwater, McCurdy or Walker elementaries.
In response to recent public outcry, the Corps vowed to test the “entire school property” and share preliminary results within two weeks. A parent leader is already skeptical.
At a school board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, a board representative read a statement from the board and school leaders outlining plans to…
Hazelwood School District officials announced the decision at a packed school board meeting Tuesday night.
Coldwater Creek's issues with radioactive soil begin with work done near downtown St. Louis for the Manhattan Project during World War II. We …
The GAO will evaluate the Defense Department’s management of the cleanup program, among other subjects, her office said.
Backers say it would ensure smaller projects that can still kick up potentially radioactive soil get the same testing and remediation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as government and utility projects do.
Radioactive contamination in the area has raised safety concerns.
The cost of removing radioactive contamination, a legacy of St. Louis’ key role in the production of atomic weapons, continues to climb.
But a lawsuit brought against the company by Republic Services was recently dismissed.
Coldwater Creek was contaminated decades ago by nuclear waste from the production of weapons during World War II.
The study is a critical step toward obtaining additional resources for residents, said Kim Visintine of the group who pushed for the study.
Exposure to the radiological contaminants that polluted the creek could raise the risks of bone cancer, lung cancer and leukemia.
At a packed “listening session” Tuesday night, scores of community members told EPA officials that its proposal to partially remove the site's radioactive contamination is insufficient.
Col. Bryan Sizemore, St. Louis District commander for the corps, said "10,000-plus" samples have been collected from the area, as part of ongoing efforts to test along the length of the creek.
The meeting is the first since an additional area of contamination was identified and coincides with high-profile developments bringing attention to the area's radioactive waste.
Documentary on North County's radioactive legacy hits airwaves with comment period underway for West Lake proposal.
Beginning later in March, radioactively contaminated soil will be removed from residential properties in Hazelwood, near Coldwater Creek.
Public perception of radiation risk misses decades of scientific study.
Health department originally planned to design and conduct its own study of the radioactively contaminated creek
Close to 10,000 soil samples have been collected and tested from the creek, its banks and the surrounding flood plain.
The cleanup effort could take another 10 years.
The filmmakers highlight region's involvement in nuclear weapons production, and why more locals don't know about it.
Hazelwood kept the park open during the summer while cleanup began
The Army Corps confirmed, for the first time, the discovery of radioactive contamination on some residential properties.
Most affected properties are along Palm Drive, just northeast of Lindbergh and I-270.
St. Cin and Duchesne Parks along Coldwater Creek will be cleaned up over the next four months.
St. Louis County health department officials have joined their state counterparts in asking for further investigation into health concerns tha…
A state health report shows high rates of cancers in North County that have been associated with radiation exposure.
One of the leaders of a group of North County residents concerned about a possible link between contaminated Coldwater Creek and appendix canc…
The Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex poses no risk to public health; soil tests have not detected concerning levels of radiation, the Envi…
St. Louis County to launch an investigation of Coldwater Creek, which residents fear is linked to cancers and other diseases.
Survey of 3,300 people found 202 thyroid cancers or conditions, 113 brain tumors and 39 appendix cancers
The report marked the third round of testing produced this fall regarding possible radioactive contamination at the school.