(KMOV) -- Their stories tell of dozens of people who either have cancer, or have died of various cancers through the past 30 years. The one thing they have in common, they say, is Coldwater Creek.
Facebook has provided a needed forum for former residents of neighborhoods along that creek to tell their stories, and discover that many suffered the same fate. The creek runs under Lambert International Airport, and meanders north through several municipalities to the Mississippi River.
Along the way, it passes next to a site used to store radioactive waste – out in the open – in the 1940’s. The waste was later covered, then eventually removed.
Remediation efforts by the Federal government continue today at the site. In the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, many kids remember playing in the creek. Today, they plan to gather with attorneys to discuss the cluster of illnesses they believe is connected to contamination in that creek.
News Four’s Marc Cox will have the latest on the Coldwater Creek controversy, tonight on News 4 at 5 p.m.