New nuclear hot spots near Coldwater Creek still a secret via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It’s too early to name the seven new radioactive hot spots found near Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County, federal officials said Wednesday.
“We have contacted the owners (of the properties) but are not yet ready to release the locations until we are sure what we’ve found,” Bruce Munholand, a manager for the Army Corps of Engineers nuclear cleanup program, said at a community meeting at the Florissant civic center.

About 300 people attended the meeting, many with cancers and other health issues they believe could be linked to the creek. Earlier this year, corps officials announced that radiological contamination had been discovered at St. Cin Park, St. Louis Archdiocese’s St. Ferdinand Cemetery and five residential backyards along Palm Drive in Hazelwood and in Duchesne Park in Florissant.


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