Cold Water Creek: The Radioactive Legacy Affecting Generations Of St. Louisans

Pictured: Kim Visintine. All photos and graphics provided by Kim Visintine.

Pictured: Kim Visintine. All photos and graphics provided by Kim Visintine.

Kim Visintine, one of the founding members of the organization, “Cold Water Creek: Just the Facts Please,” is the guest on this edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain” with Don Corrigan.

Visintine shares the story of how radioactive waste from Cold Water Creek has been spread throughout North County over the decades. She and a group of childhood friends, who grew up in the Cold Water Creek area in the 1970s and 80s, reconnected years later through social media. After a short time, they discovered rare health issues plagued almost everyone they knew, including the passing on of some of those health issues genetically to their children.

For more about the group’s, February 17, upcoming public meeting and to hear the informative and stirring interview continue reading below.

The grassroots organization is working to bring awareness of the issues to the public and government officials. The group is hosting an upcoming public meeting in Florissant, February 17,  that will have government officials from the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health attending.

To find more information about the upcoming St. Louis FUSRAP Oversight Committee Meeting on February 17, from 6 – 8 p.m., located at the James J Eagan Civic Center Theater in Florissant, CLICK HERE.

To connect with the organization “Cold Water Creek: Just the Facts Please,” go to the group’s Facebook page HERE or the group’s website HERE.

To hear this informative and stirring interview click below. The Soundcloud photo provided by Kim Visintine. From left to right: Laura Puent Reeves, Jenell Rodden Wright, Angela Helbling and Kim Visintine. The photo was taken in 2013 at a Missouri Conservation for the Environment Event where the group received an award.

Produced by Holly Shanks. Music provided by House of Cowboy.

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The Soundcloud photo caption was updated to include names of all members shown.

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