Could Contaminated Water from Coldwater Creek be Causing Cancer?
St. Louis county officials are investigating the waters of Coldwater Creek to find out if radioactive material is present that could be causing an increase in brain cancer in the area.
County Health Director, Dr. Delores Gunn was especially concerned because the instances of colon cancer, breast cancer and brain cancer in children have been increasing steadily. The creek runs from St. Ann to the Missouri River, and a portion of that area is located near the West Lake Landfill, which is known to be radioactive, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.
There have been a few lawsuits as a result of this environmental situation because people feel they have not been informed about the safety of the area they live in. The Health Director commented that there are many more types of diseases and illnesses to be concerned about, and cancer is only one of them. The cleanup of the creek is ongoing, and its contamination dates back to World War II during a period of atomic bomb production.
As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, your safety and well-being are always a priority. If you feel you have been injured because of this environmental hazard, it is important to speak to an attorney right away about your rights. The situation in Coldwater Creek is very dangerous, and you deserve to be compensated because of the negligence of other people.