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Update: Coldwater Creek Contamination Town Hall Meeting Set For April 4 in Florissant Canceled

Another meeting will occur at Aerospace District Lodge 837 in Hazelwood on April 3.

4-3-12 Update:

The meeting scheduled for April 4 at  James J. Eagan Community Center in Florissant is canceled.

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The legal teams working three lawsuits regarding Coldwater Creek contamination and the health impacts on North County residents, will be hosting two town hall-style meetings next week.

The meetings are an effort to inform the public on the proceedings, and to let those who feel living, playing or working near the creek negatively impacted their  helath have options. 

The meetings are slated for Wednesday and Thursday in Hazelwood and Florissant, respectively. 

Each is a public meeting and is open to all residents. They will take place at the same time on both days, 6 p.m.

Meeting locations are as follows:

  • April 3: Aerospace District Lodge 837, 212 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, MO, 63042
  • April 4: James J. Eagan Community Center, lower level, 1 James J. Eagan Drive, Florissant, MO, 63033

Lawsuits

The three lawsuits allege exposure to radioactive waste theMallinckrodt chemical company produced is causing rare health issues.

The lawsuits include groups of people from Hazelwood, Florissant, Spanish Lake, Berkeley, Ferguson, Black Jack and St. Ann.

Residents say nuclear waste was improperly disposed of near North County's Coldwater Creek in the 1950s and 1960s as part of The Manhattan Project, leading to the unusually high incidences of cancers, birth defects and early deaths; and in some cases conjoined twins.

Some concerned about the situation asked the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to look into the cancer incidences and determine if there are anomalies. A recent report revealed the department does not believe cancer incidents in North St. Louis County are linked to Coldwater Creek.

Get Help, Connect

If you think your illness may be linked to the creek, there is a form tracking all instances that you can fill out. 

There are currently more than 6,000 active members of a community actionFacebook Page devoted to investigating the possibility of a cancer cluster around the creek entitled: Coldwater Creek Just the Facts Please, as well as a Coldwater Creek blog spot.

To read more about Coldwater Creek see:

  • Report: Coldwater Creek Not Linked to North St. Louis County Cancers
  • Coldwater Creek: State Health Department Investigating Cancer Cluster Instances
  • Federal Judge Audrey G. Fleissig Names Lead Counsel In Coldwater Creek Litigation
  • Radioactive Waste in our Groundwater
  • Second Coldwater Creek Lawsuit Filed Against Hazelwood-Based Covidien and Its Mallinckrodt Division
  • What People Near Hazelwood Are Saying About Coldwater Creek Nuclear Contamination
  • MoDOT Closing Eastbound I-270 Lanes from Lindbergh Blvd. to I-170 Starting Friday
  • Missouri Coalition for the Environment Hosting Public Meeting on West Lake Landfill Superfund Site
  • Mallinckrodt Partners to Relieve Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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